endless light

for kinetic sound objects, fixed media, and live electronics

premiere: March 5, 2020, The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover, NH

performed by: Jack Langdon

endless light is an instrument comprised of wood and metal activated by an improvised score of vibrations. Parts of the instrument include organ pipes (wooden gedackt), part of an industrial shelf, metal dowels, and discarded speaker parts. This work grew from an essay titled fragments on organs which investigates the organ as a transhistorical musical instrument and speculates on its role in the future of musical production. endless light is a deconstruction of the organ, reactivated through sympathetic vibrations, historical reference, and sonic ritual.