Label: Fresno Metropolitan Museum Of Art And Science
廃盤作品を本人から入手！！ フレズノにある博物館fresno metropolitan museumにて行われたSteve Rodenの巨大インスタレーション録音。詩人のジョン・グレンにインスパイアされた作品で、彼のテキストに基づいて用意された大量のブリキ缶より天文家による60〜80年代の衛星の録音が放たれるという凄いシステム。キラキラと小惑星のような音がランダムに浮遊する音響装置。インスタレーションの写真がプリントされた3面開きのデジパック。
Transmissions (voices of objects and skies) was created for the exhibition transmissions from space at the fresno metropolitan museum. The entire body of work included sound, painting, drawing, and sculpture - everything inspired by John Glenn's first transmission from space, as well as Rimbaud's poem 'vowels' in which each vowel is given a color equivalent. The sound installation consisted of 102 color coded tin cans hanging in a dark room - one for each vowel in glenn's text. 64 of the cans contained small audio speakers playing an 8 channel soundwork, while other cans contained small 4 watt colored lightbulbs. The source material was recordings of satellites by amateur astronomers from the 1960's through the 1980's. These sounds have been processed and transformed electronically. The cd contains a stereo version of the installation that was re-worked for home listening and regular stereo speakers. The image below was drawn by a young artist named Nancy Alcaraz of the installation and is featured on the back cover of the cd package.'