“INSIDE THE 100 FOOT PIANO” A SOUND EXHIBITION BY AN-TING CHUNG

“INSIDE THE 100 FOOT PIANO”

A SOUND EXHIBITION

BY AN-TING CHUNG

FEATURING A 1955 PERFORMANCE OF

BACH’S “GOLDBERG VARIATIONS”

BY GLENN GOULD

LEGACY RECORDING STUDIOS

509 WEST 38th ST, BTW 10th and 11th AVE,

NEW YORK CITY

THURSDAY, 12/13/07, AND FRIDAY, 12/14/07

10 AM – 10 PM

OCTOBER 30, 2007…… Many have tried to perfect the intensity of surround sound – but few have tried to take that notion and create an artistic, multi-phonic masterpiece. On December 13th & 14th, the avant-garde artiste, An-Ting Chung, will unveil the most ambitious experiment in amplified sound ever attempted – “Inside the 100 Foot Piano.”

Ms. Chung will channel each note from Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” as performed in 1955 by Glenn Gould, into its own respective speaker – 56 in all – while the piece plays in its entirety. The speakers, spaced six feet apart, will play the piece in unison as the music wraps around the audience. Ms. Chung calls this experiment a “sound sculpture,” or the molding of music around a space. She envisions the notes as individual tangible elements, with substance and mass that can be arrayed into an energized sonic structure throughout the giant Legacy studio space.

 

The enormous performance hall at Legacy Studios will be enveloped in music as Ms. Chung conducts this momentous experiment in sound for her exhibit, “Inside the 100 Foot Piano.” The audience will sit surrounded by speakers while the music, as Ms. Chung describes it, “moves in the space, as if Glenn Gould’s fingers are dancing.” The arrangement will play as the series of notes winds around the audience – every trill, crescendo, and movement will be captured in a moving, living melody.

This experience will create a three-dimensional soundscape, one in which the music will dance – not just hang in the air. Ms. Chung’s exhibit will give physical life to music, allowing it to travel around the hall, moving in and around the audience.

An-Ting Chung has modeled herself as the perfect audio professional:

  • Designed the sound for the Off-Broadway productions of Vivre and A Touch of Vegas.
  • Re-mixed and re-mastered live recordings of James Brown, Robert Gordon and Hank Williams.
  • Co-producing the first album for Night Rats, an up and coming New York based rock group.
  • In January 2008, Ms. Chung will begin recording the entire score and sound track for two feature films, Anybody Can Be a Star, and Beauty Is Woman, both produced by EDP Ltd.
  • Designed sound for live musical events and performances which have included Eric Lewis, formally the premiere pianist for Jazz at Lincoln Center; Roy Hargrove, widely considered to be one of the best trumpeters in the nation; Lance Horne, a renowned composer, performer and Juilliard instructor; and roots-and-Americana musician Greg Garing.

Ms. Chung has an ongoing collaboration on film, video, and sound works with the widely acclaimed Shen Wei Dance Arts Company, who have performed at the Lincoln Center Festival and the Kennedy Center, and who will be responsible for the choreography of the opening ceremonies at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.  She was also the sound editor for Shen Wei’s choreography for the piece “Re-, part two,” which was performed by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal in 2007.

Ms. Chung has been creating sound exhibitions for the past 10 years beginning with her master’s degree thesis exhibition at Rhode Island School of Design in 1997. She also presented two exhibitions in New York in 2000 and 2007, both sponsored by the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan.

For inquiries and reservations for the exhibit, please call 212-473-5330.

www.insidethepiano.com

www.zenph.com

www.legacyrecordingstudios.com

    • WHO:      The avant-garde artiste, An-Ting Chung
    • WHAT:       A Sound Exhibition, “Inside the 100 Foot Piano,” featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” as performed by Glenn Gould
    • WHEN: December 13th and 14th, 2007, 10 AM – 10 PM
    • WHERE:  Legacy Recording Studios, 509 W. 38th St., between 10th and 11th Ave., New York City

For more information contact:

Nancy Hirsch: nancy@nhirschgroup.com

Ryan Judson: ryan@nhirschgroup.com

212-967-3805

About the music

The music source in this exhibition is a high definition digital audio recreation of the famous 1955 recording of pianist Glenn Gould’s performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” made possible with software developed by Zenph Studios technology.

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