This performance is a work in progress, to premiere in Autumn 2018.


Abstract

Coil Cascade is a performance for springs.

Mirroring the first electronic sound effect, Hammond’s antiquated electric reverb, Coil Cascade exploits the potential of common vibrating matter as hidden musical process. Chance procedures are derived from the stochastic nature of matter itself, while sound is shaped as it undulates to harmonic spring motion.

An array of giant steel extension springs are strung in continuously morphing arrangements. Across three movements, springs are plucked, scraped, struck and bowed. At moments springs swing alone in space, activated by their own tacit harmonicity and pulsating magnetic coils. Coil Cascade is fundamentally a poetic musing on the relationships between human and non-human agency in performance.


Process video #1



Process photos