Imbalance (2006/2009)

In 2006, Canadian sound artist Kathy Kennedy asked a number of composers to create a new sound work using a recording she had made of a group of people humming. These pieces were released as a compilation on Montreal label le son 666.

All sonic material for my composition, imbalance, was created using only a 10-second fragment of this collective hum. In 2009 I was asked to present a piece in a show (alongside works by John Cage and Barry Truax) on “aural architectures” at RPI. For this occasion I re-worked imbalance into a 5.1 composition that was displayed in the school of architecture.

Here is an excerpt of the original stereo version: