Response Characters by Ted Apel

postcard-apelThe Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Showing: 12-5pm, 11-28 September, 2014
Opening: 11 September, 6-8pm

Response Characters – Arduinos, electronics, acrylic tubing & sound. Six tubes are used to impart strong resonances on sound recording and playback circuits in each tube. Each circuit independently alternates between recording sound and playing back its recording. The sounds recorded are a combination of the sounds produced by the other tubes, the ambient sounds of the space and, the resonance of the tube. In this way, the combined soundfield is an emergent property of the six tubes, that is, each tube’s sound is dependent on the contributions of the others.
Incidental Speakers – Loudspeakers, (9 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm)
These sonic sculptures engage with the ideas inherent in using sound as a medium for art while not employing sound as a medium. This ongoing series of works uses the loudspeaker as a conduit to explore ideas of the use of sound in art. While none of the speakers produce sound, they each attempt to express ideas of our aural experience. By omitting sonic phenomena from sound art, we can examine issues around sonic practice without recourse to the inherent visceral experience of sound.

Ted Apel is a sound artist whose sculptures and installations focus on the audio transducing element as the source of visual and sonic material. He has exhibited his work at sound art festivals and exhibits in the US, Poland, Canada, Austria and Germany. He received his M.A. in electroacoustic music at Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in computer music at the University of California, San Diego. He currently lectures in Electronic Music / Sonic Arts at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.