Burning Man sound commissions

I created three site-specific sound installations for Burning Man, an annual arts and culture festival with over 50,000 attendees in the Nevada desert. These commissioned works were the main sounds visitors would hear when visiting the titular Man during the 2007 through 2009 festivals, and were the first audio installations ever invited by Burning Man for their coveted Man Base area.

The soundtracks ran continuously, 24 hours a day, for the 7 days of the festival. Most of them were created as an ambient soundscape which slowly evolved over the week, undergoing many complete transformations in its sound. It was created in MaxMSP and dynamically generated a soundtrack of the resonant tones of US Army missile hulls, Yoda’s swamp, weather sounds, and animals and insects you might heard if the festival hadn’t been there.

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