Untitled (EMF window)
Brazee Street Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio
January 20-March 3, 2017
“Untitled (EMF window)” is composed of EMF (electromagnetic field) recordings of different electrical equipment and interior/exterior spaces, moving from the wild screeching of an air conditioner, to the gentle heart-like pulse of a fax machine. The buzzing and popping sounds were then combined with synthesized instrument samples. Transducers serve to transfer these sounds into the solid surface of a glass window, so the once imperceptible sounds of an electronic environment are made physical by a transparent surface. Looking out a window while listening to it is an image for how our normally quiet electronic world surrounds us.