Los Angeles Is Endless Like a Scroll
Sound composition & performance, in collaboration with Spatial Awareness Network and Roundhouse Platform
WUHO Gallery, April 2019
A soundscape composition and live visual media performance in collaboration with Spatial Awareness Network, commissioned by Roundhouse Platform for a series reenvisioning works in the public domain. The piece reimagines the short story “The Pedestrian,” by Ray Bradbury, which envisions a future Los Angeles where pedestrians are surveilled and policed by automated law enforcement. Using the 1960s radio adaptation of the story as source material, the 25-minute performance offered a fractured vision of Los Angeles through soundscape, landscape footage and analog video synth textures.
I created and performed the live sound piece, collaging the original radio dialogue with sound effects, analog synth and field recordings of sites in Los Angeles. The layers of sound compose an illusion of a complete environment, one that can only exist in soundwaves.