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(Ambiguous) Synthesis (2012)
2 generative sound installations for acoustic holography

field recordings, synthesized sound

Ambiguous Synthesis is intended for indoor installation; duration: sunset to sunrise

Synthesis is intended for outdoor installation; duration: sunrise to sunset

notes (pdf)

acoustic holography works for 9 speakers and 1 subwoofer

material captured throughout northeast US via an array of 9 microphones and broadcast through an array of 9 loudspeakers.

Ambiguous Synthesis was installed in Bard Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY from July 17th to July 22nd, 2012.

Synthesis was installed for a day in January, 2013, Olive Bridge, NY.

recorded documentation is difficult for these works, as they are extremely site sensitive and subjectively dependent. please see notes for more complete info or contact for installation opportunities.
below are two stereo excerpts of the material in each piece.

ambiguous synthesis (excerpt)

synthesis (excerpt)


Synthesis, Olive Bridge, NY. January 2013 (click image for larger version)

recordings were gathered in a mobile studio with a 9 microphone array which could be attached to the side of the van. this mobile studio was used to make recordings around the northeast of the US in spring 2012.

toyo-wagon mobile studio in-situ, connecticut, usa, 2012