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“Memory…memory…” is about the nature of recollections. Memories dissipate like vapor, yet leave behind delicate droplets of remembrance. In this piece, I encoded written/spoken memories into binary rhythms and weaved together those precious moments of my twenty dear friends into a sound project. Memories are transcoded and mapped to different ethereal sounds. Each of them is iterated, transformed, misaligned, lost, and found. The transcoding is realized with a Max patch I made. The download link can be found below.
An ice cube with the dimension of 12 '' 12'' 12'' is used in this performance. I have installed two contact mics inside of it. It resembles the process of memory fading, leaving, and erasing. It is interactive, meaning the audience is welcome to freely improvise as the performance goes on. I have prepared drumsticks, brushes, mallets, and a violin bow for them to explore.
Performance at Santa Barbara Center of Arts, Science and Technology on 06/01 2023