News Feature

Penobscot
Originally published in Compass, August 28, 2014
Sound installation offered in Penobscot

Sine Wave Network, a sound installation by Penobscot artist N.B. Aldrich, will be open to visitors from September 6 through October 5. The opening on September 6 at 5 p.m. will be followed by a house concert, featuring New York musician If, Bwana at 6 p.m. The installation is located at the Cannery, 207 Southern Bay Road in Penobscot. Installation visiting hours from September 7 through October 5 are Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.

Sine Wave Network is a multi-channel audio installation that integrates a neural network design and audio synthesis to create an autonomously generated soundscape, according to a news release. The soundscape produces a continual variation and interrelation of simple musical elements, providing a contemplative listening space of shifting tonal patterns.

N.B. Aldrich is a new media artist, adjunct curator for Sound Art at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and an associate professor at the University of Maine. His audio, video, performances and installations have been presented regionally, nationally and internationally at venues such as the Portland Museum of Art, Artists Space, the Banff Centre, and the National Museum of Singapore, among others.

If, Bwana was born on New Year’s Eve 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition.