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Surface Tension

4-Channel Fixed Media



Surface Tension is a study in granular synthesis with a single sound source: a 2- second sample of water drops impacting a liquid surface. Masses of liquid sound collide, cavitate, atomize, crystallize, vaporize, and ionize, moving fluidly from one state to the next. Familiar sounds transform through impossible phase transition and alchemy into foreign objects. A continuum between states is exposed.


Rodney DuPlessis
CEMEC Mills College 2018 (Littlefield Concert Hall)
in Oakland, CA, USA

Rodney DuPlessis
Springfest: CEMEC (Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater)
in San Diego, CA, USA