Tim Feeney

Tim Feeney


Virtual Breakout During the Outbreak June 6th Livestream

Virtual BreakOut During the OutBreak Videos [VBODOBV] II

Whitney Canyon

Proposed work as accepted for soundpedro 2020:
An extension of immutability

I will build six speaker objects from sheets of 2’x4′ plywood, preparing each with a small speaker element and amplifier. Each plywood speaker cycles through sounds, including crackling and 60-Hz hum, abstracted from those made by high-tension power lines. These sounds wax and wane according to fire and drought statistics from six sites around greater Los Angeles, including near the Angels Gate Arts Center.

These speaker-objects are placed in the field near the entrance to the complex, near the old dugout sites, and along the walking path towards Angels Gate, such that an observer starting at one object and walking towards another can just barely hear the sound of the second when losing that of the first.

During a public event such as soundpedro, when observers are deliberately gathered and walking the site, they encounter the sounding objects and become aware that our seemingly static surroundings are changing, implacably, at scale and speed too slow and large to be grasped at an instant.

At the top of each hour, when each speaker is making sound at peak intensity, a listener might stop to contemplate both the acceleration of climate change and its impact on a dense and rapidly changing urban location.

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Tim Feeney performs, composes, improvises, and builds environments in forests and grain silos, concerned with unstable sound and duration. He appears in bookstores and basements with Sarah Hennies and Greg Stuart as the trio Meridian; in galleries and libraries with Vic Rawlings and Annie Lewandowski; in living rooms and warehouses with Clay Chaplin and Davy Sumner; in tunnels and train stops with Cody Putman and Cassia Streb; and on recordings for Intakt, Black Truffle, Caduc, Full Spectrum, Sedimental, and Marginal Frequency. He is a faculty member in percussion and experimental sound practices at the California Institute of the Arts.

Artist Location: Newhall, CA

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