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Forge of the Heavens

fixed media from steel pan

Forge of the Heavens was my first foray into spectralism. I recorded the sound of my tenor steel pan's skirt being struck by a typical rubber steel pan mallet, then analyzed the frequencies using the audio analysis program SPEAR to identify salient frequencies. I then used this information to create a semi-improvisatory piece playing both the pan and the pan skirt, which was recorded and then drenched in reverb.

Forge of the Heavens
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