transmissions (voices of objects and skies)

by steve roden

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originally released as a limited edition of 1000 CDs.
fresno metropolitan museum of art
2005

transmissions (voices of objects and skies) was created for the exhibition transmissions from space at the fresno metropolitan museum. the entire body of work included sound, painting, drawing, and sculpture – everything inspired by john glenn’s first transmission from space, as well as rimbaud’s poem “vowels” in which each vowel is given a color equivalent. the sound installation consisted of 102 color coded tin cans hanging in a dark room – one for each vowel in glenn’s text. 64 of the cans contained small audio speakers playing an 8 channel soundwork, while other cans contained small 4 watt colored lightbulbs. the source material was recordings of satellites by amateur astronomers from the 1960’s through the 1980’s. these sounds have been processed and transformed electronically. the cd contains a stereo version of the installation that was re-worked for home listening and regular stereo speakers.

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released January 1, 2005

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steve roden Pasadena, California

steve roden is a visual & sound artist from los angeles,
who pioneered the lowercase style of music; where quiet, usually unheard, sounds are amplified to form complex and rich soundscapes.

his work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, text and performance.
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