asked for sound that would transform the environment in her studio in a way consistent
with the Deep Creatures series, which I would characterise as elusive, beautiful
without being brash. Most of the detail in the work waits for the viewer to attend
to it, without drawing attention to itself.
response was to create a burbling, retreating soundscape entirely with water sound;
the final work is a slowly phasing layering of processed water recording: streams,
waves, thunder, rain, the mysterious gurgle of irrigation...
element in this piece is a sound recorded by a videographer during a dive Dawn
and I made with Jack's
Diving Locker earlier this year in Hilo, Hawaii. We had great dives with Jack's,
especially a night
dive to visit eight huge manta rays (the largest, 'Lefty,' had a 14' wingspan...)
~ the latter experience was one of the most amazing things I've experienced, above
or below water. I lifted this sound from the DV tape of that drive we purchased
piece was installed in a two-CD version, with two small sound systems playing
the piece on either end of the studio space. The disks were intentionally played
out of phase, in such a way that the rise and fall of either side created a constant
feeling of surf rising and falling and moving back and forth through the room...
soundscape is available as either a two-CD set of the original recordings (both
disks identical); or as single CD version, mixed for playback on a conventional