Mirror Sculpture for fixed media (2023)
The musical material of Mirror Sculpture comes from a variety of source, including recordings of analog camera clicks, a printer at work, glass shattering, piano strings, and different synthesis models. It plays on the ambiguities between the contextualization of sound material and the use of it purely as an abstract musical gesture completely disassociated with its physical origin, as described by Pierre Schaeffer’s definition of a “sound object” through the process of “reduced listening.”
The music is inspired by over twenty years of observation on a Ficus tree. While its surrounding has changed dramatically, the tree remains vigorous and intact. This shows the impact of time on things at different pace. Our perception or memory of them can vary dynamically, transforming them into a mirror that reflects who we are at different times and stages of our lives. When we are able to adapt to our surrounding with an open mind and curiosity, we not only see a clearer image of ourselves from this mirror, but also through it.
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