ritual performed by avian undertakers
2008 Sound Art Space, Laredo; 2006 Optica festival, Spain'; State of the Image Interactive Media Festial, Gelderland, Netherlands; Polymer video show, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga
the soundspace of sacrament is constructed to compliment the
textual choreography of the action. the basic acoustic landscape is built
from wild sound recorded with the original video footage, enhanced with
transposed sampled events and post-processed accents. placement of dynamics
on the sonic stage was done with attention to effecting the two-dimensional
presentation of a three-dimensional surround.
along with the crafted soundspace of this post-natural video environment,
an original musical composition was created, echoing the unfolding revelation.
the tonal palette used in this electronic score for sacrament was selected from performance recordings of medieval chants written in
honor of the martyr. more specifically, the sounds used were sampled from
the space between musical phrases: consonants that end lines, and the
decay of resonance following the cessation of singing. these sounds were
used as a reference to the relationship connecting the cadence and repose
between musical statements and the more concrete conclusion and cleansing
dealt with in the visual imagery.
wireless video capture and postproduction
original musical composition - morgan jenks
sound production - bill jenks