A wasted miracle 2008
8 min 27 sec
Site–specific sound piece for East Pyne Hall, Princeton University. This piece was part of a series of site–specific work to be listened to via ipod. This piece was part of the Sonic Fragments sound art festival and symposium, 2008.
A wasted miracle investigates how language-based phenomena can be elusive when looking for conclusive meaning What impressions have we stitched together to create our most basic understanding of space and time? The audio of this piece uses principles of the Neo-Gothic style (the architecture of East Pyne hall) as a metaphor: fragments of digitally altered speech are structured on the mathematical symmetry of classical Palladian architecture and the "eloquent vulgar" of the Gothic style. The resulting piece looks at the tension in historical documentation between eidetic memory and abstraction.