This is the raw recording that the sound installation for my show comes from. This version will be played on headphones next to the books at the show. I’m leaking it early because it’s a quiet piece, highly experimental and may be appreciated more when people are alone in their rooms than in a gallery.
I just posted a John Cage quote about sound art. He said his favorite piece of music was the one we heard all the time if we were silent. It reminds me a lot of my favorite Bill Brandt quote, where he claims, “[…] We are most of us too busy, too worried, too intent on proving ourselves right, too obsessed with ideas, to stand and stare.” Both artists were talking about stillness and the beauty we see in the natural world when we are still. I have this odd love for staring, daydreaming and sitting very still. Sometimes, my idea of fun, is just the freedom to sit still and people watch and think. Anyway, this piece in it’s raw form works as a true audio self-portrait, portraying one of my encounters with the external world. I basically recorded my movement, continuously, while walking the route I would take when I photographed Georgia Avenue, only this time I traveled from Irving Street to Jefferson and then to Kennedy, rather than the other way around.
So, pull out your headphones and enjoy! Also, don’t forget, the show is this Thursday at 6pm at Pleasant Plains Workshop: http://bit.ly/yW9AUD
Now I have to finish making the sound installation.