Kitchen Song

Our assignment this week in Visual Music class with Zach Layton at ITP was to “make a projected image display without computer…only light and other means to diffract it.”  I decided to create a piece using common household objects.  I used a flashlight to shine light through glass containers I found in my kitchen (a jam jar, a bottle, and a  blender) and projected onto the marble surface of my kitchen wall.  The result was a subtle texture of light contrasting with the natural patterns in the marble.  I recorded my little domestic light show with my G10.

Then, for the audio portion of Kitchen Song, I recorded sounds from appliances in my kitchen: the sink, the dishwasher, the blender, the stove, the microwave – my response and homage to John Cage’s Water Walk.  Then I layered over growly synth improv I played on the trusty old SidStation.

By the way, the online video format doesn’t really do the piece justice. It’s designed to be projected on a large screen in a very dark room, with the audio turned up really loud.

Without further ado, I present Kitchen Song:

Kitchen Song on Vimeo
Kitchen Song on Blip.tv

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