Excerpted and cross-faded section from the beginning and ending of Effervescence. Total duration 5:30. I’ve always been fascinated by the sound of liquids fizzing and bubbles popping. When recording these sounds for my audio work, Fizz, in 2004, I noticed that the bubbles being produced were extraordinarily interesting not just for their sound, but also for their beauty, varying shapes and sizes, reflections, complex, erratic, and unpredictable behavior, and varying rates of upward motion. I was especially intrigued in that the transparency of the bubbles allowed smaller bubbles to be seen dancing within larger bubbles. The activity slows fairly quickly in the unfolding of the process, yet the images on the multiple surfaces remain detailed and complex, with constant interplay and surprises. The sound is the sound that the images make.
This is a world that is familiar to us aurally and to some extent visually, but here we are drawn much more closely and deeply into exploration of this miniature world.
This work can be presented in two forms—as an installation with five discreet images and ten speakers or as a concert work in single channel video with five panes displaying the images arranged with left, center, and right images across, the ceiling image above the center image, and the back wall image below the center image.