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From The Pen (study)

by Matt Rogalsky

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Study for a live performance piece using electronically generated sounds and field recordings to activate the acoustics of Kingston Ontario's main penitentiary (closed 2013). The acoustics of the Kingston Pen were virtually recreated using impulse responses made in the weeks following the closure of the prison, representing small and large spaces, from individual cells to large halls. The final version of the piece will employ a graphics tablet pen to navigate a floor plan of the prison and so "wander" between the different spaces to explore their resonances in reaction to a variety of sonic materials. This study uses only electronic sound created with oscillators made in the open-source programming language SuperCollider. The final piece will include field recordings as well, made from the area immediately around the walls of the old prison.


released March 16, 2015


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Matt Rogalsky Kingston, Ontario

Matt Rogalsky is a sound-based artist who teaches at Queen's University.

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