Nick Roth Music

Space I (2017)

installation

Space I is an interactive music installation exploring astrophysical and quantum space.

The work was commissioned by The Ark: A Cultural Centre for Children and the Arts Council of Ireland in 2016 and composed as artist-in-residence at the European Space Agency (ESTEC) from January - March 2017.

 

In music, the idea of form exists out-of-time. It is an abstract idea, which we comprehend as a singularity.

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If space-time is represented in musical form, then a gesture becomes a structural unit demarcating physical embodiment and temporal duration. It represents, and signifies, a where/when, or a what/when.

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The gesture is a transit for physical movements in space-time, delineating motivic movement in formal sound-time.

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The interaction of motifs in individual notes of the scale allow for cognitive affordances of structural pattern.

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Pattern is implicate epistemological rhythm, interfacing the curious and creative I with the sonic architecture of the composition.

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Curiosity is a curvature in the gravitational field of the unknowable.