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frequencies (a / fragments)





frequencies is an ongoing process focusing on basic sound generation systems. For this edition, frequencies (a / fragments) the system consists of a series of custom made devices in which computer-controlled solenoids activate a variety of tuning forks. The resulting sound fragments, when articulated in conjunction with synthetic sine waves, create frictions between the acoustic and electronic elements.

The tuning fork, producing a sound closest to a pure sinewave, provides a historical linkage between science (beginning as a 19th Century precision tool), tonal instrumental works, and electronic music in all of its permutations.

The frequencies (a) sound and light performance was awarded the 2013 Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Digital Music & Sound Art.


released February 1, 2014

Recorded and produced by Nicolas Bernier. Mastered by Taylor Deupree. Cover image by Nicolas Bernier

Thank you to Richard Chartier, Fonds de recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture, Perte de Signal, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Olivier Girouard and the University of Huddersfield.


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Richard Chartier's LINE publishes editions documenting compositional & installation works by international sound artists & composers exploring the aesthetics of minimalism.

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