Of Metals and Electrons for fixed media (2010)
I have always been fascinated by the sound of electricity and how it is inevitable present in our lives without us noticing. Every day, we interact with it unconsciously. A “silent” room or place is almost never truly silent. There always is an extremely high frequency that is normally unnoticeable and unseen but surprisingly present and “loud,” if one focuses his/her attention on it. In my imagination, the invisible electrons can be visualized as though they flow through the air molecules and other substances naturally.
The closest sound that I can associate to the sound I described above is the resonance of any metal, which creates some high overtones. To make a connection, metal is a conductor that can effectively transfer electric current. This becomes the theme to the piece, which contains metal sounds that are stretched and layered, as well as sounds that are associated with them. It provokes a narrative that guides the listeners through visualizing the imaginative and invisible electricity.
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