[audiovisual performance, custom software, 1hr, 2012]
"Apple Blossom Time" is an audiovisual composition performed live and a wall drawing commissioned especially for "The Future at the End of the World", produced by Immediate Medium. Based on a recording of a barbershop quartet made a few years prior, small harmonic and rhythmic moments are extended via custom software into an expansive sonic wormhole that oscillates between ambient harmony and lyric song structure. Visual projection is generated in real-time by analyzing the spectral qualities of the performed sound, and is mapped onto a drawing made with gaffers tape situated in the corner of the wood-paneled room. On the surrounding walls the phrase "APPLEBLOSSOMTIME" is written in reverse, also with gaffers tape. The full performance lasted 1 hour and was staged four nights in a row in December 2012 at the James A Farley Post Office in New York.
Still images and more info at blakecarrington.com/027.php
Photos and video by Asa Gauen. Special thanks to the barbershop quartet Full Circle, recorded by the artist in Rochester NY.