Bells Suspended from Clouds

Bells Suspended from Clouds

Bells Suspended from Clouds (2019) was an exhibition featuring the works Stringed House in A Major, Ringing Bells, and Score for a Stringed House in A Major. Stringed House in A Major consists of wood, wire, electronics, hardware, and colored light. Devices magnetically oscillated seven tuned wires that naturally resonated through the ceiling and walls of the gallery. The resulting hum held an A Major chord. The lights were tinted to correspond to the tuning of the nearest wire, according to composer, Alexander Scriabin’s circle of fifths which charted his synesthetic experiences with sound and color.

Score for a House in A Major (2019) – UV print on curly maple.

Ringing Bells (2019) – 1080p video, no sound. runtime: 5:00 looped.

An Accompaniment to a Stringed House in A Major (2019) – documentation of a performance by the string quartet, Invoke, accompanying the hum of the gallery. The musicians moved about the space while slowly drifting from the tonal qualities of the gallery. At a point during the performance, the volin players played on the custom conjoined violin, An Instrument for a Duet. Duration: 18 minutes.