Many Pairs Sounding

an installation
by Dan Senn

Portland Art Center
January 4-27, 2007
Opening: Thursday
January 4th, 5-8pm

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An installation of sixteen micro-tuned tubes with paper mallet tops driven by sub-audio tones (see show photo below). Developed in Prague for an installation titled "The Odradek Complex," this installation uses 8 pairs of Tube Tops to create a choir of intertwined overtones which continuously make and remake the sonic landscape. Because of their Odradek-like features (Kafka's mysterious, impish-like character), these sculptural and kinetic instruments are easily anthropomorphized into a chattering ensemble of vocalists, an effect enhanced by utterances and tones emanating from the base of the tubes. (see review one, and two)

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