Oct 17 2016 Composing the Tinnitus Suites
The fourth installment of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 consists of the world premiere of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2008-2011 mise-en transcription, a notated work by Daniel Fishkin commissioned and performed by NYC-based new music ensemble mise-en. This work was composed through using Fourier analysis of early works in the saga of the Tinnitus Suites, composed on the first (now destroyed) version of the Lady’s Harp in 2011.
ABOUT THE SERIES
In 2008, Daniel Fishkin’s ears started ringing, and they never stopped. Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 investigates the aesthetics of hearing damage through a performance series in the Sanctuary of the Rotunda, consisting of experimental music concerts and conversations with other thinkers who confront hearing damage in their own practice and personal lives. The series is anchored by the Lady’s Harp: a system of 20-foot long piano wires activated by mixer feedback, using guitar pickups and pressure transducers to coax the strings into vibration, not unlike the cilia that transduce vibrations into electrical impulses for the brain. Fishkin says, “To make ‘Tinnitus Music’ is not just to compose sounds, but also to compose situations that can break the isolation of its experience.”
Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Daniel Fishkin: Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016
October 16, 2016 @ 8P
4014 Walnut Street