reliquary of labor 40
Heard Through the Image of a Mural
Today's episode is a construction site sound source that has been filtered in an application called Metasynth through the use of a photograph of the center panel of Thomas Hart Benton's mural entitled "Arts of the City". These Benton murals are signature works in the NBMAA's collection of American Art.
The photograph is treated in Metasynth and the result is that it allows certain frequencies of the original sound source to pass through while others are masked or eliminated altogether. The sound source is filtered by the photo as it plays from left to right.
The result is a way to depict in sound, the influence of part of the museum's collection in shaping the form of the construction process as well as the new building itself.