Arts Letters & Numbers is thrilled to host conceptual artist Megan Mosholder and composer Michael Harrison for the realization of their collaborative project Harmonic Sky.
Harmonic Sky is an interactive, sound-based and light-sensitive installation. This mixed-media, hexagonal, structure is built specifically to frame the installation created out of hand-painted, light-actuated white twine and eyelets to create a circular design above the audience, and framing the atmosphere of the sound installation, "Harmonic Constellations." Harrison uses 14 tracks of pre-recorded violin (performed by Mari Kimura) and sine tones to create seven continuously evolving harmonic constellations of “just intonation” harmonies. The complex tuning creates an invisible geometric formation of periodic composite waveforms which can be experienced as a sonic hologram such that the listener can move and hear different tones in every part of the room. A seemingly infinite array of rhythmic pulsations are the result of interference patterns perceived by the brain as acoustical beats. The result is a work that is simultaneously connected to the natural world, through the natural tuning system, and yet decidedly created, as sine tones are pure sounds that do not exist in nature. Mosholder mimics the proportions of Harrison’s Harmonic Constellations with hand-painted patterning on white twine, creating a multi-media installation of integrated proportionality.
Megan Mosholder is a conceptual artist who operates in the real-world setting of the social-political landscape through site-responsive, sculptural installations.
Michael Harrison is a world-renowned composer and pianist. Michael has had a continuing presence as visiting artist and is a member of the advisory council of Arts Letters & Numbers.
Harmonic Constellations is performed by Mari Kimura from the album Harmonic Constellations: Works for Violin & Electronics. New World Records #80776-2 (p) 2016 © 2016 Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc. Used by permission.
Meet the Artists and Opening Reception:
Thursday October 20th, 6pm
Refreshments will be available
Suggested donation $5
Harmonic Sky will be on view the following times:
Saturday October 22nd 4-8pm
Saturday October 29th 4-8pm
Saturday November 5th 4-8pm
Saturday November 12th 4-8pm
Saturday November 19th 4-8pm