Machine 11.19.03 (haunted)
debuted on my thirty-third birthday at the opening of Supersonic:
New Directions in Sound and Form at the Rx
Gallery in San Francisco. I've always felt late November to be
haunted, filled as it was in my childhood with dry leaves, drying
birthday cake, and clear but cold skies.
Machine 12.13.03 (morris)
was commissioned by radio producer Ben Adair as a gift for his partner
Shosho; it remains in their collection. The name morris was on a
luggage tag affixed to the second-hand suitcase I found to build
this Machine in.
Machine 02.01.04 (cetrino)
was created for the CEAIT Festival, an annual festival of sound and
media art sponsored by CalArts' Center
for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology (a duplicate
was made as a gift for my father on his sixtieth birthday). At the
festival I started the Machine and allowed it to 'perform' for twenty
or so minutes. I blundered into the name cetrino
serendipitously in a Spanish-English dictionary; it means both 'greenish
yellow' and 'melancholic.' Sublimon!