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Concomitant Variations a sound installation Ted Apel

Photo of installation from Ted Apel exhibition

August 26th, 2019 – October 30th, 2019
Opening Reception: August 29th, 2019 4-6pm

Dykman Family Project Space
Center for the Visual Arts at Boise State University
1110 S. Capitol Blvd Boise, ID

Concomitant Variations is a sound installation in which many glass tubes are used as chambers to impart strong resonances on sounds produced by feedback circuits in each tube. Each circuit delays sounds that derive from a combination of sounds present in the environment. These sounds include the people and ambient sounds of the space, the sounds produced by the other tubes, and the resonated sounds of the tube itself. The resultant sounds are forever evolving in variations derived from interlacing interactions of prior sounds.

Apel, a clinical assistant professor in the Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology (GIMM) program at Boise State, received his master’s in electroacoustic music at Dartmouth College and his doctorate in computer music at the University of California, San Diego.

Exhibition sponsored by the Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies and the School of the Arts. Image: Ted Apel, Concomitant Variations, glass, electronics, and sound, 2019