4 yards poly-cotton, 4 yards paper, Soundscape
The Jacquard loom and player piano share roots in punch card technology, both utilizing perforated cards to interpret pattern. This piece is a translation of pattern in cloth and sound.
Drawing upon the common history of these processes, the cloth and sound share the same code. The music was composed using a midi roll, a digital equivalent to a player piano punch card, and the cloth woven using a modern Jacquard loom. Put through their respective machines, the static sets of relationships garner hauntingly distinct identities. The same “ethereal” code assumes different concrete forms. The music is atmospheric and recursive, a testament to the interconnection between technologies. As an viewer, this becomes reflective of the passive relationships that we share with the technologies themselves.
Soundscape by Emma Aurelia and Miles Breithaupt (Blutonic Choir) featuring Patrick Dilkie.