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“Spectrum” by Draw at Diapason

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"A sound spectrum is a representation of a terms of the amount of vibration at each individual frequency. It is usually presented as a graph of either power or pressure as a function of frequency."

SPECTRUM is a sound and image sculpture utilizing multiple (number to be determined) audio and video channels across both of Diapason's exhibition spaces. The process at the core of SPECTRUM is the visualization of sound through spectrographic analysis, which breaks up a complex wave into its constituent parts and displays them on a 2 or 3 dimensional grid. These analyses and their corresponding sounds form the basis for several complex, layered compositions.

DRAW's architectonic sound-image-scapes utilize found and new footage, field recordings, analog synthesizers, DSP, and A/V processing tools. DRAW's compositions form the basis for improvisations involving processed video, algorithmically generated sound and live musicians. Through experimentation and dialogue, they explore in depth the relation between sound and image. Their practice involves a number of strategies, such as coupling specific sound and image sequences, using multi-channel setups for video + sound, role-switching, and exploring notational techniques.

DRAW has performed with Bruce Andrews, Tom Chiu, Andre Goncalves, Tim Keiper, PadTech and Alex Waterman, and will be bringing an ongoing performance series to The Little Theater at the 63rd St. YMCA in late 2009.


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