Simpatico (2003)


Position dependent perception of three melodies, two composed and one familiar.


Computer (Mad Dan) running SuSe Linux
M-Audio Delta 410
Mackie Powered Monitors for playback


Csound for synthesis
ecasound for playback


The first of 2003’s installations, “Simpatico” was Valentine’s Day themed. I deconstructed the melody to “Turtle Dove” into 2 parts and wrote new melodies around them. Listeners near one of the speakers would hear the composed melody, but this would gradually turn into “Turtle Dove” as the listener moved to the center-point of the playback system.