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Ascending Focus

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  • Date

    January 2020

  • Location

    Houston, Texas

The sounds are orchestrated and “played” by the viewer by activating the Format3 iPhone app, allowing the iPhone to become a musical tool and the audience to participate in the creation of unique, spontaneous soundscapes.

This installation, which combines graphic artwork, virtual objects, and sound, explores new possibilities in music composition and performance. FOO/SKOU (Louise Foo and Martha Skou) enjoy merging technologies with analog processes to explore composing, making, and experiencing sound in the digital age.

This artwork is created as part of the Art @ GreenStreet Program.

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Ascending Focus by Danish artist collaborative FOO/SKOU is part of a series of works titled Format3.  This series draws upon a system of 81 “Sound Symbols” derived from three basic shapes, mapped to sound samples from their corresponding elements – square, circle, triangle – symbolizing the elements of earth, water, fire.

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