The Rupture Exists
To perform this work, you will need to download the iPad app, the DecibelScorePlayer, and network the iPads together over the internet or a local network (instructions in the player). There is an audio part which you will need to reproduce from one iPad, and turn the volume down on the others. A digital or hard copy of the score is available from Material Press.
This work is designed for online collaboration where latency is present. The cloud is a mass of small parts, hanging together yet unstable, impossible and chaotic to some degree. The fixed media part is made of tones and white noise, reflecting both the clarity and complexity of clouds, and how each part influences the other. Accuracy is a concept for one, not the group: sometimes this is exposed, but mostly, it resides in the cloud.
The title is taken from ‘The Pandemic is a Portal’ (2020) an essay by Arundhati Roy.