Artist Statement

For my first two years of college, I was a student in an intense pre-medicine program.  It was in this culture that I learned to be a college student, and I quickly learned to focus only on myself.  I realized that I should be constantly absorbed in my own work and that if I let…

“Bald-Faced Transponder” statement [Miles]

“Bald-faced Transponder” is a temporary installation in an elevator car. There are two central components of the work: a hornet’s nest, and live air traffic control communications. The bald-faced hornets nest was purchased from a Pittsburgh resident who found it on his private property. It has a viscerally alarming presence, and a faint but noticeable…

Prototype and reflections

Here’s a photo of the current stage out on the fire escape (sorry it’s a bit big and the quality isn’t great):   After leaving it out on my fire escape, and re-tuning the strings to the supposed fundamental of Ab, I still found it too quiet. I am thinking it is best to use…

Artist Statement

Glass sounds to me are probably one of the most amazing and mesmerizing natural sounds existent. Playing wine glasses requires a hard challenging training, during which you need to have the similar glasses, perhaps an immobile/stationary setup, and lots of patience. Even then, the sounds that are coming out are rarely balanced, or equal. Playing…

Final project: Artist statement – David Lu

soundWALK When students leave classes at CMU, the most frequently taken path is the diagonal between Doherty Hall and the University Center. Along this path, these students would often be doing their own business, eg small talk with their classmates, staring at their mobile device, wearing earbuds and isolating themselves, or simply being lost in thought. If the…

Adam Shield – Artist Statement

The Tunnel of Future Memories Every year that I can remember of my childhood, I went to Kennywood Amusement Park. I have always felt that this park possessed something that other parks didn’t, and I don’t think it’s just nostalgia that’s convincing me of that.  Everything from the old-timey rides to the new attractions, to the…

Site Specific Project Update – Jake

Important Update/Relevant Information My goals for this project shifted dramatically last week when two key events took place.  Firstly, I finally heard back from the powers at be and was made aware of the reality that meaningfully broadcasting any sort of audio throughout the CFA great hall is an impossible task to achieve, at least…