Experiment in F# Minor

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Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller Experiment in F# Minor, 2013 72-channel audio installation including speakers, photosensors, and wooden worktables Edition of 3 and 1 artist's proof 96 1/8 x 72 x 30 inches

IDEA: Human shadows triggering an interactive music composition in F# minor.

WHAT: 'Experiment in F# Minor', is installed in the rear gallery of Luhring Augustine until June 11. On a large table sits a collection of bare speakers of all shapes and sizes. Light sensors are inlaid into the edge of the table and as the viewers move around the room, their shadows cause the various sound and instrumental tracks to fade up and overlap, mingle and fade down. Numerous viewers in the room create a cacophony of musical compositions that vary according to where the audience walks or how many people are in the room. When the space is empty, the table fades to silence.

WHY: The artists seem to twist out of their authorial roles, deflecting attention while they slip out of sight. It depends on the presence of an audience and dismisses the idea of top-down musical composition. The more people approach the work, the more intense this 'music' becomes: it crackles and wooshes and bangs, building into a tide of noise that rushes out again when the gallery empties.

BY: #JanetCardiff & #GeorgeBuresMiller, on view at #LuhringAugustine gallery until June 11.

VIA: #MakingWaves blog by #SOLOMusicGallery

#SoundArt #InstallationArt #SoundSculpture #ContemporaryArt #ExperimentalArt #Music #Exhibition

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller Experiment in F# Minor, 2013 72-channel audio installation including speakers, photosensors, and wooden worktables Edition of 3 and 1 artist's proof 96 1/8 x 72 x 30 inches

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller Experiment in F# Minor, 2013 72-channel audio installation including speakers, photosensors, and wooden worktables Edition of 3 and 1 artist's proof 96 1/8 x 72 x 30 inches