Color Tones is a site-specific sound installation that produces its sonic content in the moment, by listening and abstracting the sounds occurring in the space in which the piece is presented.
Diffused over a multi-channel sound system, these computer-generated sounds invite the audience to enter into a meditative dialogue with the listening space. The piece is punctuated by periodic silences, during which it listens to the room and produces new content.
As the audience enters the listening space, they see a fairly empty room, with a couple of benches and a ring of 8 speakers, elevated to ear level. The space is set up in is such a way to maximize a focus-listening experience by minimizing visual stimulus. Light fixtures are carefully placed to allow people to safely navigate the space while keeping the room as dark as possible.
The audience will be invited to navigate the environment and experience how one’s position in space alters the amplitude, tone, and modulations of the perceived sound, creating their own personal sonic experience as they move around.