Ellen Moffat in Residence

Apr 2 — May 2, 2006



While in residence, Ellen Moffat developed and presented the second iteration of her project SoundsNervouse (2005–06).

SoundsNervouse #2 (2006) was a twenty-four-channel sound installation in the Grand Luxe Hall based on the taxonomy of the International Phonetic Alphabet for its compositional structure. Twenty distinct categories of phonemes were output to twenty tracks of sound; four additional channels used single phonemes, manipulated in a live performance using Max/MSP. Select speakers contained seed and water that were animated as the tempo and volume escalated. Formal linguistic structures were juxtaposed with subjective rhythms and interpretation.

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