Surface to Air
New music, video and sound sculpture
by Dan Senn
Osrodek Sztuki, Lublin, Poland
6pm, April 20, 2006
See Program, Poster - Click images to enlarge.
Photos by Leslaw Skwarski

Surface to Air
A Performance-Installation by Dan Senn
Osrodek Sztuki, Lublin, Poland
April 20, 2006


Zákaz Vstupu (2005) for video. 9' (see video)

This video was commissioned by MamaPapa, producers of  KLADNO + - ZÁPORNO, a festival 
held in the once thriving industrial area of Kladno, The Czech Republic, about 50 kilometers 
from Prague. The video was shot and edited over a 24 hour period in September of 2005.

Uncovered States (2006) for Quad Surf'lings, Quad Rattles, Corn Rattles. (hear recording) 20'

Live Sculptural instruments are controlled using subaudio frequencies in the 0-9hz range.

Wisconsin Air (2005) for video. 14' (see video)

An experimental video work which explores the surface of a discarded bath tub and sink as 
rediscovered in the back yard of the composer's childhood home in Watertown, Wisconsin. 

Rybanaruby (2005) for pre-recorded and live lyde instruments.  20' (hear segment)

- lyde performers, Dan Senn, Waldemar Tartarczuk

This work was composed for Rybanaruby, a popular tea room and performance space
in Prague.  Lydes are Tibetan bowl-like instruments made from found pot lids with tunings
unadjusted. In two recent performances, Portland (August) and Prague (September), 
masses of these were played through the narrow street corridors of by volunteer 
players organized into "Space Bands."  (Lyde is the Danish word for "sound.")  For this 
performance, Rybanaruby will explore the sonorities of these continuous ringing instruments 
as they combine in layers of pulsating overtones and undertones.

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