Making Waves: The Kinetic Sound Transmissions of Gordon Monahan
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Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art.
This episode of Making Waves takes listeners on a tour of Gordon Monahan's installation Kinetic Transmissions. During the show Gordon Monahan explains his use of audio signals to drive small motors which pass the audio through resonant instruments and objects. He also explains how he uses this technique and other variations in his other works.
Gordon Monahan's works for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multi-media installation and sound art. As a composer and sound artist, he juxtaposes the quantitative and qualitative aspects of natural acoustical phenomena with elements of media technology, environment, architecture, popular culture, and live performance. Gordon Monahan is the recipient of a 2013 Governor-General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.
This monthly program is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). The program features selections from the NAISA archives and is produced by Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director. NAISA is a South River-based Canadian organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression.