Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot//Sound Artist

Two sound installations untitled (series #3) and index (v.4) by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot create a special sonic atmosphere in EMPAC’s lobby spaces. The first involves floating bowls and glasses in several pools of moving water. As these objects touch, the space is filled with their fleeting, floating music. The other sounds moving through the lobby come from two computer-played pianos. The music is an articulation of EMPAC staff's typing activity. Software written by the artist maps linguistic properties to musical properties, translating letters, phrases, and punctuation into aspects of musical language like pitch, dynamics, repetitions, and chords. More here...

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