Sunday, May 01, 2005

Vial Sounds

On March 7th, almost two months ago now, Nadja Sayej mailed me a small package that held the following vials filled with music.

Nadja Sayej, "Eight Notes Sang into Bottles," with Explanation (March 2005)

Also included in the package was a sheet explaining her techniques:

A B C D E F G. Alinear alphabet, the vocabulary of music. How can infinite sounds be produced from such a limited palette? Each not captured in time (recorded or not) is a unique statment [sic] in time.

This is a wonderful conceptual piece, each vial holding the remains of a note Nadja had sung into it.

un violon d'ingres

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