While the duration of most human-generated sounds are determined by the information they communicate, musicians and sound artists working at the margins of time have created fascinating works built with sounds of extreme brief- or long-ness, from Iannis Xenakis to Curtis Roads' micro sounds, punk rock's energetic brevity to John Cage, or Indian ragas and Justin Bieber's U Smile played at 800% speed. In this exhibition, sources as diverse as insects, spray paint cans, found records, grinding teeth, and breaking ceramic bells are transformed into strange, ethereal, harsh, and meditative sounds that are both familiar and new, exploring the extremes of duration.
In addition to the exhibition, a free limited-edition compilation CD was created with hand screen-printed covers by artist Gregory Scott Cook and an essay by curator Jeff Thompson. The CD will also available as a free digital download below.
Ariel Benjamin, Sophia Brueckner, Gregory Chatonsky, David Colagiovanni and Mellissa Haviland, Zorica Colic, Bryant Davis, David Dunn, Phil Julian, Ron Lambert, Flounder Lee, Philip Mantione, Orange Head (Pol Malo), Michael James Olson, Brittany Ransom, Philip Reeder, and Diana Salazar.