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Four Letters to Mahler, 2014

Aluminum I-beams, rivets, hardware, amp, ipods, cables, PA speakers, fluorescent lights, text panels on film
6′ x 11′ x 7′
Four Letters To Mahler
Schematic
digital print mounted and framed
22” x 41”
Ed: 2
Listening Station, 2013
Wall mount, iPod nano 7th generation, headphones, headphone extension, hardware,
Dimensions variable
Poster
21” x 31”
Framed plexi-mounted
Listening Station, 2013
Wall mount, iPod nano 7th generation, headphones, headphone extension, hardware,
Dimensions variable
Poster
21” x 31”
Framed plexi-mounted
Four Letters to Mahler
Exhibition card
9” x 11”
ED: 100

Samuel  Freeman Gallery, LA. CA.
David Schafer, Dewey Ambrosino+Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, David Galbraith.

Four Letters to Mahler is an eight channel sound work based on four letters that Arnold Schoenberg wrote to Gustav Mahler in 1909-1910. Each letter was recorded from live narration, directed, and read in English with German accent and intonation. The readings were manipulated and processed to varying degrees electronically, involving degrees of delay and distortion. There are twelve variations of each letter and all channels are played simultaneously and continuously generating an unpredictable and continual sound collage.