Art League Houston presents Ross Irwin and Harry Leverette: "Houston Sinfonia music for found sound" opening reception
Art League Houston presents "Houston Sinfonia: music for found sound" by Houston-based artists, Ross Irwin & Harry Leverette. Houston Sinfonia is an installation of experimental music featuring six motion-activated music boxes, each of which plays a different part from the work along with a video accompaniment. The random but over-lapping playback of these parts imitates background noise as we experience it, coming to us from many directions at once.
Houston Sinfonia is music made with ambient sounds from Houston, Texas. The everyday clamor of Houston’s demolition and construction, its year-round air conditioning hum, its passing trains, its own species of toad, some local TV personalities, and a band of rodeo trail riders provide starting points.
Houston Sinfonia is an exploration of sounds within sounds. The process begins by extracting a few audio grains from the original recording or by “stretching” the original recording to a much longer length. These raw audio samples are then digitally processed to create musical voices.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display on January 20, 2018.