Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Dan Tapper

Jun 29, 2018 - Jul 08, 2018
Wave Farm + WGXC Acra Studio


Dan Tapper Portrait Image

Dan Tapper Portrait Image. Courtesy Dan Tapper. (Mar 22, 2018)

Dan Tapper's "Seven Songs for Seven Planets and a Black Hole at the Heart of the Universe" is a series of seven immersive auditory experiences, based on the planets in our solar system and cited throughout the Wave Farm property. The work is conceived as a journey through the Solar System, informed by data from space and naturally occurring radio waves, disseminated through broadcasts and locative audio. Sound created at each site is generative and evolving based on information gathered from planetary orbits and rotations. In a radio broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM Tapper will showcase the raw data for each piece and reveal how it evolves into a finished work, highlighting the shaping and sculpting of data by scientific organizations.

Dan Tapper explores the sonic and visual properties of the unheard and invisible. From revealing electromagnetic sounds produced by the earth’s ionosphere, to mining data from space and forming imaginary structures made from code. His explorations use scientific methods alongside thought experiments resulting in rich sonic and visual worlds.