Ten Miles Wide

Description

The principle sound sources for “Ten Miles Wide” are interviews conducted by sociologist Studs Terkel and lectures by philosopher Michel Foucault. Also included, however, are samples of a French toy piano.

To create/perform the work, I programmed 26 algorithms and mapped them to a qwerty keyboard. Then I typed on the keyboard, applying the algorithms to a selection of samples from a chosen inventory (Turkel, Foucault, toy piano).

Samples are further processed through Iron Curtain and Pacific Northwest electronics–creating a soundscape of isolation, industry, and violent spirituality that is arguably emblematic of these geopolitically disparate, but, in many ways, culturally related regions/communities.

Performed/typed/composed Thursday evening, February 08, 2018.