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graphoder

Graphoder is the second project produced through an on-going collaboration of the artists, exploring the visual and material presence of sound. Occupying the Queens Park Railway Club for  Glasgow International Festival of Arts.

Graphoder refers to the interpretation and re-interpretation of sound produced by Solina Hi-Fi’s hand built spectral analysis unit. Utilising similar technology to a vocoder, the unit is programmed to interpret a system of notation that is formed of precisely rendered drawings by James Thomas. The drawings refer to the technical and experimental structuring of the unit’s components, connecting the visual and acoustic experience of the installation and making visible the processes that have informed the objects in the space. Completing the system is a mechanical output device that draws the re-interpreted sound onto paper, thus creating a new score.

This project is generously supported by the Arts Council England and commissioned as part of Everything Flows, curated by Patricia Fleming.

Graphoder. (detail) James Thomas & Solina Hi-Fi. 2012.

Photo Patrick Jameson.

Graphoder. (detail) James Thomas & Solina Hi-Fi. 2012.

Photo Patrick Jameson.

Graphoder. (detail) James Thomas & Solina Hi-Fi. 2012.

Photo Patrick Jameson.

Graphoder. (detail) James Thomas & Solina Hi-Fi. 2012.

Photo Patrick Jameson.

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