This week I presented a summary of my solarsonics research to date, including a sneak preview of the upcoming installation entitled Coronium 3500 (Lucie’s Halo), which will be exhibited at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in the summer and fall of 2014. The crowd was sizable, and I received some great questions and comments about the work after the talk. My colleague Stephan Moore and I also performed as Evidence, and made some really amazing field recordings of the frozen/melty lake near the docks, as well as the giant bell-tower.
Here is a video of the “Coronium Box Quartet” I showed as part of the presentation, which is the centerpiece of the installation. These boxes play randomly-changing streams of melodic, interlocking streams which change throughout the day, and react to the changing light conditions. As well, they “chime” together on the 1/2 hour.
These are the two prototypes completed earlier: