Arp INVERSIONS Geographic North
Originally presented as a sound installation in collaboration with filmmaker Paul Clipson and design studio RO/LU at Jack Hanley Gallery ...
“The two pieces that formed the sound installation — "Raga for Moog & Violin" and "Flamingo", both included here — were composed in the same key (C minor Dorian), chosen for its ability to be heard in great lengths of time, its root in cultures from ancient Greece to India, and its link to visions of futurism, Arp's sound installation reflects and refracts themes explored by both RO/LU’s installation and Clipson’s Super 8 film.
Using a Moog synthesizer, and featuring Nicky MAO (aka Hiro Kone) on violin and piano, the mode allows the listener/visitor to focus on sound at times and plays a subliminal, sometimes barely perceptible role, at others. Analog synthesizer overtones give way to violin, moving gradually at first, then building into a cascade of sound, before receding. This process regenerates over the course of the piece, each time doing so differently.”
— from the Jack Hanley Gallery press release