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.