CRASH Space is having its first art show this Saturday at 8 PM. There is going to be a lot of tech-inspired art, including blinky LEDs, glitch art, mechanical flipbooks, neon art, 3D projection mapping, and augmented reality.
It will also be the world premiere of the full version of Happenstance, my 4 CD audio installation piece from 2002.
I’ve had some website issues, so I don’t have a link to information on my early music. I must fix that.
Happenstance is four compact discs designed to be played at the same time on shuffle and repeat. Each disc contains one “layer” of the composition. The random playback and mix of four discs ensures that time the piece is played is unique.
I won’t be able to attend the show on Saturday, but the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles boomboxes are set up with the four CDs, ready to be started.
I’ve never had four CD players in one place that could play back the full version of Happenstance before (I made a single-disc version for easier listening). I set up the boomboxes on Wednesday night and heard about a half hour of it. It was surreal hearing music that was at once familiar and strange.
In a way, I’m kind of happy that it will be played at the art show where other people will hear it but I won’t because it means no one person will have heard all of the piece.
CRASH Space is located at 10526 West Venice Blvd. in Culver City. Crash The Planet will take place from 8-11 PM on Saturday, 2 April 2016.