the sound was already inside

2000 X 1000 X 0.6mm steel plate with flowers, audio transducer and contact microphone. 2016.

In Indonesia, metal percussion instruments are considered home to spirit entities. In this work I am using high levels of amplification and a direct connection between a microphone and audio transducer to create acoustic feedback through the object itself. As the sound passes through this loop, the object begins to vibrate and move, making sound according to its own physical characteristics, responding to its unique inner life. 

If you would like to listen to further audio of this piece follow this link to Soundcloud.