Of Metals and Electrons for fixed media (2010)
I have always been fascinated by the sound of electricity and how it is consistently present in our everyday lives without us noticing them. A “silent” room with any object that can transfer currency is never truly silent. There is always an extremely high frequency that is, though normally unnoticeable and unseen, it is surprisingly present and “loud” if one really focuses his/her attention on listening to the sound. In my imagination, the invisible electrons can then be seen as they flow through the air molecules and other substances.
The closest sound that I can associate to the sound I have described above is the resonant of any metal, which to me, creates some very high overtones that approximate the sonic images of my “loud” room. To make a connection, metal is a conductor that can effectively transfer electric currency, and this is the theme to my Of Metals and Electrons. This piece contains metal sounds that are stretched and layered, with which emerges a narrative that guides the listeners through these invisible sounds.
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