The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

Viola, Stockhausen, Infinite Space

The viola was coupled to the floor, fed through a standard
instrument mic and vibration meter; the latter's track was
amplified; my movements were coupled to the three-dimensional
tunneling surrounding me in the Cave. Thanks to Kathleen
Ottinger for stunning visuals, Azure Carter for videography,
and the Brown University Cave. I channeled Stockhausen, I
channeled cries and whispers, everything through the viola in
this one take. The sound, the music, is something I haven't
heard before; I've taken the right track, which was stunning
and I dreamed of the bow coupled to the viola, replete with
cries and whispers. We worked for hours, produced new video,
audio, and stills; we used radio, Alpine zither, and viola;
we recorded everything, even the secret transmissions of the
equipment itself.

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