The Screening Room and Decomposing Pianos present the second installation in the ART FORMS OF DIMENSIONS TOMORROW'S new series SOUND AND VISION.
In 2011, Decomposing Pianos met and chronologically photographed 88 individuals to correspond to each key of the piano, from the low A of 1924 to the high C of 2011. The project was displayed as a Work in Progress at the Modern Fuel's State of Flux Gallery in March of 2011 and all the portraits were since finished as of early 2012.
Now, this August 19th, Decomposing Pianos will perform a live video concert featuring the 88 YEARS INTERACTIVE TONE GENERATOR, a web-implemented piano keyboard that displays images and plays sounds based on all 88 portraits and tones.
The piano is a natural way to sonify our numerical age. By placing each year on the chromatic scale, an individual can be represented by a single key. A chord becomes a friend, a family or a relationship. A note becomes a full life, well-lived. Both man and machine move along the same arrow of time to which we are all captive.
The evening also features an audio/video creation by Chris Trimmer entitled PIANO DROP, a documentary of sound and visuals collected from this year's annual Baker House Piano Drop held at MIT in Massachusetts
The Screening Room
Sunday August 19th
Links of Interest
88 Years as a work in progress (Decomposing Pianos)
88 Years as a work in progress (Modern Fuel)
2012 MIT Baker House Piano Drop (youtube)
The Screening Room Website
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