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Pirouette Adam Basanta (2016)

A microphone rotates. Around him, the speakers, naked and suspended in the void. On the horizon, a song emerges.

Bachelor in composition at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and a Masters in composition at Concordia University, Adam Basanta likes to play with the perceptions, creating junctions between the senses and objects.

Pirouette is part of the work The sound of empty space and won the Art Division Excellence Award at Japan Media Arts Festival. Microphones, speakers and spaces. A dance with the emptiness and silence. In Pirouette, microphone turns on itself, like a ballerina in a music box, and captures, one after another, frequencies of seven speakers. Over the rotations, a melody appears: Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.

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