Johann Sebastian Bach, for better or worse, created the rigid system of rules and regulations, which act as the foundation of western tonal harmony. This structure, despite the evolutionary developments of modern music, continues to hold sway over a lot of contemporary music, both popular and unpopular. In this installation, the tools and probability-based paradigms of twentieth and post twentieth century music, are used to unravel the structure of his fugue in D-minor.
technology used: apple powerbook G4, MAX/MSP, cd player and headphones
pvc tubing wrapped in velvet paper
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