piano/clarinet (jocelyn ruiz dustan)
guitar (jim dustan)
ceramic bell, cymbals, rain stick, typewriter (pete petrisko)
Post production notes: Dreamachine used in live performance was later filmed separately and added in post-production to recreate audience point-of-view in the video documentation.
17 Jan 2010. "2:2. articulatory rehearsals"
from Baddeley's model of working memory:
The phonological loop (or "articulatory loop") as a whole deals with sound or phonological information. It consists of two parts: a short-term phonological store with auditory memory traces that are subject to rapid decay and an articulatory rehearsal component that can revive the memory traces.
Any auditory verbal information is assumed to enter automatically into the phonological store. Visually presented language can be transformed into phonological code by silent articulation and thereby be encoded into the phonological store. This transformation is facilitated by the articulatory control process. The phonological store acts as an 'inner ear', remembering speech sounds in their temporal order, whilst the articulatory process acts as an 'inner voice' and repeats the series of words (or other speech elements) on a loop to prevent them from decaying.
For further overview of research on working memory, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Working_memory
In this performance, fragments of sound, rhythm, and recorded speech were repeated throughout. Lighting consisted of a single lightbulb (midground) and projection (background). An additional performance element (i.e. surreal vaudeville-inspired action) was also included.
flute, washboard, xylophone (jocelyn ruiz dustan)
DIY electronics (dan montes)
acoustic objects, percussion, saw, squeezebox (jenna moody)
concrete, metallics, turntables (pete petrisko)
electroacoustics, recorder, violoncello (rocky yazzie)
Post-production notes: visual imagery added was inspired by post-show audience comments, including one person who stated the performance was like "listening to the radio at home during WWII, while hearing bombs drop in the distance outside."
Video sources consist of public domain film Oil Today - Power Tomorrow (1950) and 1930s Dust Bowl news footage.
Conclusion: Early rudimentary techniques show promise. Further examination and refinement of these techniques, in conjunction with deeper independent study in the field of memory research, may be in order.
(fyi: all italized quotes/definitions used in this article are from Wikipedia)
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