Steve Roden - the moon gatherers (third version)
  Year :   2002
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Installation
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Parochial, Singuhr - Horgalerie in Parochial, Berlin

  Work Details  
  this is the third version of the work the moon gatherers - my first piece to use glass bottles to enhance the sounds of small speakers. the work was inspired by a collage object by american artist joseph cornell which consisted of a bottle with a photograph of the moon inside. the first version was installed at the armory center for the arts in pasadena - a public space where it seemed ideal to hang 20 bottles/speakers from trees - not only as an aesthetic decision, but because the sound would be a bit louder and would tend to drip like water onto the heads of unsuspecting passers by. Klangfeld the second version was created for gallery e/static in torino. because of the close proximity of another sound work, i wanted the listener to have to be very close to a small grouping of 10 bottle/speakers before the sound could be heard - to create a small reflective pool within the gallery space. for the third version in the singuhr - horgalerie in parochial in berlin i want to push the intimate nature of the work, as well as the space itself. thus, this time the piece will be shown in its rawest and most intimate form of simplicity - 4 speakers, and 4 bottles - to create a small space of intimacy and reflection. the sound source for the work is a series of 8 channels of acoustic and electronically processed sounds of the glass bottles being tapped, blown, and played with a violin bow. these sounds were then transferred to 4 channels of 24 minutes running at different speeds so that the piece slowly changes for every viewing .