Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Evan Holm on his "Submerged Turntable" installation.
"There will be a time when all tracings of human culture will dissolve back into the soil under the slow crush of the unfolding universe. The pool, black and depthless, represents loss, represents mystery and represents the collective subconscious of the human race. By placing these records underneath the dark and obscure surface of the pool, I am enacting a small moment of remorse towards this loss. In the end however this is an optimistic sculpture, for just after that moment of submergence; tone, melody and ultimately song is pulled back out of the pool, past the veil of the subconscious, out from under the crush of time, and back into a living and breathing realm. When I perform with this sculpture, I am honoring and celebrating all the musicians, all the artists that have helped to build our human culture."
Apparently, with the right electronics, you can submerge a record player in water and still get perfect audio. Could this turn Cage's Water Walk into a... water waltz?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Swedish orchestral group, Whiteroom, plays instruments made out of ice to create a chilly and eclectic performance, usually with the help of rainbow lights. From my understanding, they're part of a collection of groups playing ice music and celebrating the "winter spirit of Swedish Lapland."
Performance Footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdtdVy2YU6o