Installation by Brian Eno
I think of shows like this as "music in more
dimensions" or perhaps "music for more
senses". The music in this installation was made
in my studios in London, by a process more similar
to painting or collage than conventional music
composition. One element in it is nearly 20 years old;
most of it was made last week. The music is
divided into 8 independent layers, one of which
is playing on each CD player. Since these players
are not synchronized, the music constantly recombines
into different patterns.
The text is taken from the Japanese story "Onmyo - Ji"
by Reiko Otano and was read by Kyoko Inatome.
I time-stretched her readings using "Sound-Designer"
software, and then re-pitched the stretched voice
using Digitech Studio Vocalist.
Special thanks to
Marlon Weyeneth: Technical assistant to Brian Eno
Catherine Dempsey: Organisation (London)
Charmian Norman-Taylor: Administration and
Japanese-English translation At Kiasma