Siren Song for Parthenope Sound Installation
location: Soundwalk 2004
Long Beach, CA
Siren Song for Parthenope was conceived specifically
for the Long Beach Soundwalk 2004. Taking to mind the
location of the soundwalk in relation to the ocean, I
felt it was only fitting to create an installation that
would pay homage to the deadly song of Sirens. In particular
Parthenope, who is said to have drowned herself in response
to Ulysses escape from their song.
A composition was written using accordion and female voice.
Arranging the recordings into 6 channels the completed
work will flow through out the sound bed of 48 small speakers, creating an
angelic dronescape shifting and flowing from front to
back and side to side.