Commission for Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, August - December 2017
Aluminum, steel, wood
Fabrication assistant: Benjamin Emery
A hanging sculptural sound installation, activated by passerby motion and wind, tuned to a non-Western tuning system. This installation is a series of suspended metal chimes and hammers, tuned to a five tone Javanese gamelan scale. This site-specific installation mixes together the sounds of my cultural heritage (the distinct musical scales from Java) with the everyday soundscape of my Seattle, my current city (fountains, seagulls, traffic, etc). It is a sonic love letter to both where I’ve come from, and what has led me here to my current home.
This temporary installation will support sonic diversity and also serves as a complement to the permanent sound installations featuring Western harmonies at Seattle Center.
This installation was commissioned by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.