日本 temple + paper

Residency program with 3331 Arts, Chiyoda. Artist in residence with Larissa Linnell, March 2013.

The residency included a return to Komyogi temple, Kamiyacho (Tokyo). Unprocessed edit of improvisation:

 

The sound making was a study of the resonance and rattles in the wooden / paper windows in the temple. Sound was shaped by focusing on tuning the frequencies of three oscillators, filter frequency and resonance, and intermodulation.

Twice transmission

The Komyogi recording was reiterated for the open studio project, Twice transmission.

Larissa Linnell’s washi paper relief was suspended by thread, fixed to an array of eight vibration speakers. The thread carried the vibration energy into the paper to create vibration and sound.

The modulation patterns and frequencies applied in Komyogi were shaped to make a multi channel composition that moved across the paper relief.

The composition invited close observation to detect subtle buzzes and rustles from the surfaces and edges of the paper. The sound shifted with the gradual sway of the paper sections, and played with the ambiguity of the paper as objects responding to vibration energy, while generating their own sympathetic, acoustic response.

 

Audio samples of paper resonance

 

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