July 01 Gunsaulus Hall, Kent State Commemoration proposal, Terrain Instrument: Meadow Piano eddy holographic imaging, RHIZOME ROUTE:1970s Terraplane Chorographies 1980s
Subsequent projects now and later under this cover also included reel to reel B&W video, natural sound collections via cassette recorder and as a segues beyond MFA days.
Diploma exhibition, Gunsaulus Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
LEFT VIEW: Prototype of hexagram showing sensor placements on galvanized steel strands, and as wind monitors here, interactive switches available to the participant allow for controlling the "wind" speed from the electric fans. Headphones are available for listening to the amplified sounds produced from the strands.
Context detail of pre-student DIPLOMA Exhibition
REDICEBERG memory was later broken down by years into three ring binders
of which this an example.Most photographs of LB's works between 1964 & 1972 were by Gloria DeFillips Brush
MODE: WINDS PLAYING Participants were challenged to produce winds (from w floor fans, r., center: 0 to X rpm) by pulling tubular switches and required two hands to do so. When successful the wind vibrations from the Hexagram strands could be volume controlled at this console. MODE: BRUSH The two right knobs controlled the volume of a two channel cassette mix of sound sculptures and steel wire strandage fron the school roof. MODE: QUITE Were casstette recordings of a fifty foot cable dragging a Shure M637 mike x feet, stop, record and so on during a midnight recording session. Sequential quiets were cassette-edited as on demand tapes by manipulating console switches. Successfuly pulling upwards and holding obvious positions was a real challenge since both sound and fan speed were related. Position one, say, produced the slowest breeze across the wires together with activation of a particular cassette. The highest detent switch position activated additional natural audio sources. The three mode switches produced different layers of content: earphones sounded crickets and breeze-blown dried corn stalks from rural terrain from rural Elmhurst and very faintly, traffic barely audible from Chicago's northbound outer drive at the Belmont Harbor was among natural and diminished urban sounds available
Parabola detailed herepicked up gallery voices and retransmitted this sound to hand held FM radios in the hall...wireless mics elsewhere realtime passedaround sound a/or winds influence voiceing poetry_ updates: qq1rstuvwindribbon2xyz return home
conferencing circle of influences
Kent State University 1/2 hexagram commemorative project entry to mark the site of a death on the campus and the shootings of students by the Ohio National Guard. '
Some of these sensed meadow facets can be isolated, and all sounds can be intermixed; in the master control room, the operator of the Meadow Piano can both tune the individual strands and choose particular sounds, as they occur, and personally organize sound. LB writing in YONY, School of the Art Institute, Sonia Landy Sheridan and Keith Smith, Co-Editors, 1975-76 return home
holographic mode (B&W Haloid of 30X40" 1972 stone lithographic/collage print)
Braun Sixtant dirigible above MP's plane.
print: with writing and photo etched drawing on a grey stone (edition
of 2- proof and master)
Initial playing of the Meadow piano 'EDDY'S image formed by convective variations meandering up from the piano's monitoring planes - following intromission of foreign bodies such as the Braun sixtant or a tight flock of blackbirds' signed Leif Brush 3.28.72' return to earthguest
W-Example monitoring site: Terra plane coverage area ranging below and reaching far and wide out from the distant mountain. X-Profiles of sequentially scanned graphs showing a tiered disturbance detail caused by the entry of a foreign body as read by the vertical plane of the thermal, breeze, eddy and dust/pollen particulates monitor. Z-Detail of construction and affiliate site of thermometers and flow meters in 20 inch intervals. Vertical monitoring of transient temperature gradients will cover warm to cold during a sequence. Data is relayed via radar to a mountain top position and uplinked to satellite for computer disc storage and Fourier_transform studies.
Tony Kroll and the "crew" pose for a thermal image.