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Resonant waves of Staffa, Scotland

“The process I performed is similar to Alvin Lucier’s “I am sitting in a room” recording, where he repeatedly recorded every recording until his voice was replaced by the resonant frequencies of the space. I set up a speaker in the bathroom entrance and placed a microphone in the bathtub, pointing away from the speaker. I continually re-recorded every recording until the sound completely transforms. Using the bathroom as a model was a way to re-imagine how splashing water on the island of Staffa might sound when reduced to a few simple frequencies.”