For Romantic Fantasy
8-channel sound installation for handmade speakers, 2009
For Romantic Fantasy is a ten-minute, eight-channel sound piece made up of a collection of speakers embedded in large, handmade, black paper cones, standing on tripod legs, and emitting a chorus of female voices. These voices are composed of my attempts to vocally replicate an increasingly time-stretched recording of the 1937 Walt Disney song “Some Day My Prince Will Come” (as sampled from a Hallmark audio greeting card). One speaker plays my vocal replication, the next plays an attempt to replicate my own replication, and so on, creating a cascade of non-digital delays through seven generations of attempts and false starts.
Video documentation here
Stereo audio excerpt here