Max Neuhaus - [untitled]
  Year :   1976
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Installation
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  Work Details  
  Created with two high tones at the upper pitch threshold of hearing. If you take a tone and gradually raise it up, at one point it disappears. Just below that point where we can't hear any higher, as sound approaches that threshold, I noticed that the threshold wasn't a line, it was an area. It's an interesting area because, in it, the sound is both there and not there. The text panel of the work's drawing begins: 'Two high soft tones mixing at the upper threshold of hearing'. It is a clear example of the idea that the sound itself is not the work. You don't even hear it as sound. It is the idea of using sound to add a presence, growing a new place with a sound presence. Accessed 12.08.2009 from http://www.max-neuhaus.info/soundworks/vectors/place/evocare/