October 23, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery artist Cameron Perry Fraser discusses his installation Large String Array. This talk will stream live on Jack Straw Cultural Center’s Facebook page.
Twelve hundred piano strings reach from floor to ceiling in Large String Array, transforming the Jack Straw New Media Gallery into an automatic resonant instrument that plays a story of life in a pandemic. An ensemble of twelve discrete voices reverberates throughout the room, each pulled directly from the windows, walls and wires of Cameron’s home while sheltered in place. Custom high-gain amplifiers and contact microphones were developed to listen in to faint transmissions of daily life. Large String Array reimagines this cloistered soundscape as a tone poem transfigured through steel wire.