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Since the late '70s
, Gordon Monahan
has been making
of extracting the unheard from pretty much anything he can get his hands on. Monahan's works
for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments
span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multi-media installation and sound art.
Such pieces include long string installations activated by wind (Long Aeolian Piano, 1984-88)
, by water vortices (Aquaeolian Whirlpool, 1990)
and by indoor air draughts (Spontaneously Harmonious in Certain Kinds of Weather, 1996)
. His work for electronic tone generators
and human speaker swingers (Speaker Swinging, 1982)
, is a hybrid of science, music, and performance art
, where minimalistic trance music
based on the Doppler Effect contrasts with issues central to performance art
such as physical struggle and 'implied threat
'. John Cage once said
, "At the piano, Gordon Monahan produces sounds we haven't heard before.
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posted by wcfields
on Apr 29, 2011 -