Let's hear what we can see

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nancy R. Gibbs (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Peter Agostini

Abstract: I began with the investigation of sound, especially in relation to the writings of John Cage, and decided to explore the creative relationships of aural and visual perceptions possible through the use of electronic sound and light. It was my intention, through this combination of aural and visual media, to create an environment - one in which the participant would be more aware of what he saw because of what he heard. The physical structure consists of a floating 4'x4'x20½" wood base, and sixteen colored plexiglass cubes on the top, that are internally lighted. The light in each plexiglass cube is wired to respond to high, medium and low frequencies received from the sound source. The tape I am using is a thirty minute continuous loop cartridge. Through experimentation, various electronic sounds and combinations of sounds were selected. I wanted the main emphasis to be on the sound, and as such, to be the controlling factor in the chromatic dispersion of the light.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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