Brian Schorn

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ABRIDGEMENTS: Using two distinctly different texts referring to the lack of time (a novel and a medical study), an abridgment occurs by taking a single word from the uppermost corner of each page. This massive abridgement is slimmed even further by assigning each book to a separate left and right channel, enabling them to occur simultaneously. The distinct vocabularies mesh while 600 pages of text is evoked in three minutes.

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A CATALOGUE OF NUMBERS: This work references the historical contribution of Risset's An Introductory Catalogue of Computer Synthesized Sounds. Risset's vocal numbering before each of the synthesized sounds was sampled and sequenced by improvisation which developed a natural wavering buildup and removal of sound layers.