teleSuonohologram is an audio and video recording system prototype concept which simultaneously merged and focused both sources and produced temporal experiences via the headphones.The video monitor and amplified sound were contained within the focal positions of the parabola. (As ongoing moments in time, the ephemeral mirage fused image/sound ("holovideo") and was not technically "recordable" - as most longterm memories savor such occurrences.)
(parabolic dish & opposite disc had 200 front surface mirrors)
teleSuonohologram was conceived while an artist-in-residence at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York 1984 and constructed there and in Duluth
LB selfportrait- 1 inch plastic speakers are covered with vibrateable 1st surface mirrors delineating this rectangle which serves duo purposes:. The bundled center four mirrors can be removed to accomqdate the lens from a video camera and the entire rectangle is removed for viewing/playback using its 19' video monitor opening.
Following left to right: the parabolic dish was positioned on a wall so that its focal point would be at the eye level of a seated listener&viewer. The outer ring of the parabola had approx 1 inch of black felt. Its surface was covered w/siliconed first-surface-mirrors and, four mirrors in the center were removable to accept a looking-forward video camera; centrally a reactangle of 1 inch speakers w/front surface mirrors attached to their cones could be removed to accomodate a 19 inch color monitor. The wood occultation (center rectangle ) was faced on both sides w/ front surface mirrors and a chair (during video/computer playback the rectangle would block out the monitor). When standing the occultation disc had a pin hole at its center through which a viewer could elect an optimal forward viewing position during a live or tape playback.
Central to achieving my purpose of conjoined sound and image, a listener/viewer could experiece holographic imaging when electing to either sit or stand between the rectangle and disc so as to block out the video monitor when placed centrally in the mirrored parabola (the precise merging of sound and image phenomena). Or to view the sound/image differently through the pin hole in the occultation disc.
Freshly unpacked and returning home to this Duluth Minnesota Forest Terrain Instrument site, the portable recording studio (telesuonoquad) was re-configured following a recycling from a Loring Park USA Terraplane Chorographv II performance. All speakers and aluminum tubing were recycled for a totally different challenge: do it all outdoors. Four mics (2-AKG C414 B-ULS; 2-SHURE635) were used for recording. A four track reel-to-reel amped-output utilized each of the "wall planes". Using headphones, re-recordings based on previous tracks would allow for self-accompaniment and second-thought interactions w/nature.
The TEAC A-3440 begins its roll w/Eleanor Hovda useing several wind instruments. My point in this construction was to dispence w/acoustic challenges and blend instead with the overhead tree canopies and imposing rustlings with E.H.'s multi-instrumentational soundings.
Andres Bossard's "Skyscape: Vertical sound perspective" (1994) is at far left and faces the Haloid of the Terrain Instrument: telesuononquad; Leif Brush's "Terrain Instrument Haloids" cover the remainder of the wall, and audio cassettes are available in front of chair; Ros Bandt's "Dangerous Choices" (1994) boxes with headphones can be seen on the far right riser.
fall UM faculty exhibition: Katherine E. Nash Gallery, January 8-31st, 1996; an accompanying blurb is here
My entry in this annual Minneapolis-statewide-faculty show was an interactive soundwork which required the listener to place an ear on a particular sounding board anchored to the floor -instructions below required the person to lie down on the floor-. A recording from a nearby closet was transmitted to in-floor transducers which sounded a 12 min-mobius cassette of a terrain instrument mix fr/Duluth Minnesota US)) At the close I donated all employed transducers, cabling and amplifiers to the art students.
The mixed sound was used for a realtime satellite feed to WNYC, NY. (MP4s)