Curran, Alvin

1994

Music from the Centre of the Earth: Three Large-Scale Sound Installations

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 4. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 1-8.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/lmj

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Interactivity Live Electronics Sound Installation

Abstract:

In this article, the author describes Music from the Centre of the Earth, a series of three electronic music installations deploying underground loudspeakers in various configurations. The works described are Notes from Underground, a tape piece realised in conjunction with Melissa Gould’s light installation Floor Plan; The Magnetic Garden, a collective musical earthwork incorporating underground sound chambers and musics emulating biological time: and The Listening Well, an interactive listening and performing space centred around a well.