Séance – И.С.

It is said that when Igor Stravinsky – composer of the 20th century monumental work The Rite of Spring – was asked what he thought of electronic music concerts, he replied saying they were a bit like a séance, with disembodied voices and sounds that could not be explained. Séance – И.С. for soloist, fixed electroacoustic music, and painting, is a representation of what a séance might be like, complete with an otherworldly manifestation of Stravinsky. The pre-recorded music and painting were both created by Jeffrey Hoover.

You may both see and hear the work by selecting this video. Click on the box [ ] in the lower right hand corner of the viewer to see the image full-size.

Séance – И.С.
acrylic and pastel on paper – 24″W x 30″H

soloist, electroacoustic music, and painting

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