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Bonsai Modulation


Bonsai Modulation (2015)

for Tape

ca. 2min 50 sec.

Program Note

Diverse sound can be heard from trees and plants. Sound can be heard when the wind rustles the leaves, when the twigs mingle with each other, when humans rub their hands against treebarks, and when branches fall. They also produce high frequency waves, much higher than our hearing capacities (20 ~ 20,000 Hz). All sound materials used in the music of Bonsai Modulation were recorded, sampled and edited from different specimens of trees. Frequencies higher than 20,000 Hz were brought down to our hearing range with a computer. Bonsai Modulation was used as the audio track in the sound installation Somewhere Close in 2015, exhibited at Pioneer Works, New York.

Past Performances

April 16 - 30, 2015


Curated by Galen Joseph-Hunter

Pioneer Works, New York,  NY

Aug 13. 2017

Hyperobjects: Music of Tomorrow

Curated by Lemon Guo

Chronus Arts Center, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

November 3, 2017

Asian Cultural Council Special Autumn Program

Authentic Playground, Taipei, Taiwan

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