This is my performance as part of Aural Terrains, a project exploring sound composition. The St Paul’s Street Gallery foyer was an excellent space for sound. It is a vault which rises seven floors.
I used a combination of tape loops, a video game and a fan synthesizer based on light. The prepared tape loops were taken from recordings from old records and from our studio environment.
“1201 alarm” is from the Apollo 11 moon landing and describes a computer error that occurred as the space ship began it’s landing procedure. “The electronic digital computer” is Wernher von Braun describing the importance of the computer in making the moon landing possible. “I just couldn’t make it” was taken from a performance of Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.