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when stars become words

by steve roden



"when stars become words", was a multipart installation for the 6th bienal do mecursol 2007 installed in various spaces, each using various words, images, and sounds. there were 3 main installation pieces, in different buildings, using scores, related to a list of star names.

this version was done with a guitar, while a second used piano, and the third, a hamonium. the recording here is the first version with guitar.

original recording in mono, converted to stereo.


released July 17, 2018


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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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