Spectral Quartet by Woody Sullender

Apr 03, 2011 7:00 pm
Spectral Quartet is a composition by Woody Sullender, and is a web adaptation of the project Whispering Spectres, a series of FM micro-radio transmissions originally launched in NYC in 2010.

The audio content consists of filtered radio signals, culled from various web streams from the Internet. These signals are being passed through many "band pass filters", a type of equalizer that allows a small range of frequencies through while attenuating frequencies outside of this range. In effect, most of the audio signal is "erased" except for a narrow stratum of frequency material. This work highlights small, hidden musical moments that are occurring on radio, but are usually rendered inaudible by other elements in the sound.

Although the Internet can bridge disparate communities, our experience on the web is of a customized landscape, with content tailored to our ideological views, our shopping behaviors, our socio-economic demographics, etc.. Spectral Quartet literally re-unites these voices into a singularized, aestheticized, quiet moment.

Pace Digital Gallery
163 William Street
New York, New York 10038
Opening Tuesday Apr 5th, 5 - 7pm
(artists' presentations at 5pm, reception to follow)
Exhibition runs Apr 5th - Apr 29th

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to host Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery2 with Turbulence.org
Featuring the premiere of 3 artwork commissions by Brooke Singer, Woody Sullender, and Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook http://csis.pace.edu/digitalgallery/

For more information, contact Woody Sullender:
woody *at* deadceo .dot com
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