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I will present brand new Sculpture/Sonics: Aero Dynamisms April 11- May 31 at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. One system will present music through a choreographed duet of spinning horns (creating an acoustic phase shifting/Doppler effect) and two rafts of static horn speakers connected to 10 channels of single-ended tube amplified audio from iPod Nanos via my nano-sync apparatus.

Nano Sync Apparatus by Ian Schneller

Another system, is comprised of 8 beautiful, never before seen individual horn shapes powered by a single ended 8 channel triode powered electron tube Octoblock amplifier.

The music is mixed to 8 channels – and emanates from the 8 horn shapes, each representing different members of a chamber orchestra. This system presents a new type of compositional tool via a Mac Book Air.

Sound content for both systems will be new compositions by Glenn Kotche with performances by eighth blackbird and Kronos Quartet – pre-recorded as digital data on iPod Nanos and separate compositions on the laptop system.

Specimen Octoblock Tube Amplifier

Kotche

This installation will create a spatial sonic atmosphere imbued with a phantom chamber orchestra playing music through sculpture.

Specimen Aerosel horns on tour with Andrew Bird at Chicago's Auditorium Theater

The digital technology feeds directly into 1940’s eratube technology/topology, marrying the past to the present.

Specimen Custom Line Pre-Amp

The stunning contrast between the two technologies represents time travel and creates quite a beautiful sensation through a brand new type of aural presentation that can only be experienced on location.

Specimen Aerosel horns on tour with Andrew Bird at Chicago's Auditorium Theater

The show runs through May 31 and I dare say, that a visit apart from the opening for a more private experience should provide an astonishing and playfully surreal experience.

Aero Dynamisms opens Friday  April 11  5-8 pm.

Packer Schopf Gallery
942 W. Lake St. Chicago IL 60607
312.226.8984

September 19th, 2011 | 1 comment

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