HAPPENINGText: Shinichi Ishikawa

To tell the truth, the wooden boards are the speaker, and the red and black codes are outputs of stereo. The sound from the speaker is from several microphones at the venue and the garden, and a computer selects and combines “current sound” and “past sound” at random. Time series at the moment of recording is decomposed once, and the sound of several times (“current and past” or “past and past”) comes out at the same time into the venue. Therefore, visitors feel like they are in marvelous sound space. Raining sounds has come out. It’s not raining at the moment. It must be some “past sound” during the exhibition period.

I talked to one of the visitors at the venue. “Music usually has the beginning and end, but this dosen’s has it. I think it’s interesting that people can come and leave anytime.”

At 19:00 of last day, the Hard Disc which has been recorded 174 hours sounds during the exhibition period, was taken off. Moving to the main building, Taishi Kamiya showed a live performance with the sounds. It was an artificial live performance with random sounds from the venue.

The exhibition was very significant that I could have a new understanding of sound and time and think of new music form. It will be also different sound depending on the number of microphone and where to put the microphone. This time was nature surroundings, but I wondered what kind of “music” would come out if it was in the bustle of big cities.

Taishi Kamiya “Ubiquitous Music”
Date: November 20th – 26th, 2005
Open: 13:00 – 19:00
Place: Gallery Monma ANNEX
Address: 2-3-38 Asahigaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo

Text: Shinichi Ishikawa
Translation: Yurie Hatano
Photos: Shinichi Ishikawa

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