Percolating Sound

So much has happened this past year.   July marked a great turning point.  This year I was lucky enough to be incorporated into a studio that I absolutely love.  I’m at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.  It’s amazing.  After being juried in, we were soon informed that we have to donate one work of art per year for the Collectors Showcase.  Art enthusiasts come to The Workhouse Gala fund raiser for a formal evening with dinner and walking away with a work of art.  I wanted to do a beautiful piece that would rise to the occasion in order to simply say,  “Thank You.”  Being here is a stunning opportunity with all the options and opportunities that eluded me before.

This work, titled Percolating Sound, represents the dropping of instrumental sound options into the mix when composing a work.  Each new sound is be dropped, morphing between it’s purest and ideal undisturbed timbre into a bright walled soundspace, like a drum head, where by the sounds act as ball bearings, buoyantly bouncing and buzzing about.  Thus the every dropping of a new sound option reconfigures the very resonance and reverberations of the previous instruments.  It’s an exciting time in the creative process.

FYI, we are having a Gala at the Workhouse Arts Center : This work will be donated the night of March 1st, to one lucky ticket holder who requests it :

“Collectors Showcase 2014, a fundraiser and exhibit, features the best in visual arts from all the Artists at the Workhouse. The exhibit, on view January 11 – March 1, 2014, features up to 100 works of art by regional artists in the Workhouse Artist Program.  Paintings, fiber arts, photography, wood, ceramics and blown and fused glass are available to own in an exciting lottery-style auction and fundraiser on March 1, 2014.

Best in show will be selected by renowned curator, Jack Rasmussen Ph.D., Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.  Rasmussen has been Executive Director of di Rosa Preserve contemporary art museum of Northern California in Napa CA, Executive Director of Maryland Art Place in Baltimore MD, and Curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.”

For tickets http://workhousearts.org/support/collectors-showcase-2014

Percolating Sound by Britt Conley

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