12 incandescent light bulbs, 12 channel sound. Commissioned for the lobby of the Scotiabank Dance Centre by Vancouver New Music, as part of VNM’s Xenakis 2011 Festival, October 2011, Vancouver, BC.
Contour, for a hallway is a site responsive audiovisual architecture overlaid within a material passage way. The arching contour reaching from the lobby to the elevator is marked by 12 “points” of sound and light, each of which may behave independently or join with its neighbours to create larger collectives. The contour’s dynamism – manifesting in both sound and light – leaves its trace on the hallway, reshaping its appearance and volume, creating movement and perspectival changes.
These processes take place throughout a ~20 minute modular compositional framework.