Grid of six images from an online meeting. Cameron Perry Fraser demonstrates simple instruments, students trying out their own instruments, Daniel Guenther in the studio.

Cameron Perry Fraser: Large String Array

In December 2020, in response to Covid 19, Jack Straw and Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA) moved their gallery workshops online for their first accessible virtual youth and family art workshop, in conjunction with Cameron Perry Fraser’s installation, Large String Array. Participants experienced Cameron’s work through a virtual tour of the New Media Gallery with an audio description by Jesse Minkert of Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences.

After sharing his process and inspiration for creating Large String Array, Cameron led an instrument building workshop, where participants constructed their own instruments from household objects based on drawings and instructions provided by Cameron. Once the instruments were complete, participants shared their creations and Fraser conducted the virtual ensemble in an improvised composition. Sound engineer Daniel Guenther then presented the recordings and demonstrated audio editing and mixing through Pro Tools.

Listen: Homemade instrument improvisation


This program was made possible with support from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Department of Services for the Blind, and individual contributors.

This program was provided in part under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Cameron Perry Fraser

Cameron Perry Fraser

Cameron Perry Fraser is a composer and sound artist from Chesapeake, VA. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Washington in the Center for Digital Arts and…

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Jesse Minkert

Jesse Minkert’s work has appeared in about fifty literary journals including the Cream City Review, Confrontation, Mount Hope, the Floating Bridge Review, the Minetta Review, Poetry Northwest, Common Knowledge…