Ian Andrews

sound

Collective Monotone (2013)

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Collective Monotone No. 1 Stereo audio, 56:55

A collective soundwork partly in homage to Yves Klein’s Symphonie Monoton-Silence (1949-1961) to accompany Collective Monochrome No 26 (initiated by Billy Gruner and Sarah Keighery). Artists were asked to submit a sustained tone of the note E of any duration. The sound could be processed in any way and was not required to be a pure tone.

The piece was made for Cementa13 at Kandos, NSW, Australia and accompanied Grunner and Keighery's Collective Monochrome No. 26.

Participating Artists:

  • Gary Bradbury (Sydney)
  • Steve Burnett (USA)
  • Ronnie Cramer (USA)
  • Michael Graeve (Melbourne)
  • Richard Glover (UK)
  • Olivia Holland (Sydney)
  • Tamara Larsson (Sydney)
  • Bernhard Living (UK)
  • Mario Sarramian (Madrid)
  • Gary Warner (Sydney)
  • Wired Lab (Cootamundra)
  • Ian Andrews (Sydney)

The sounds were arranged and mixed by aleatory procedures, and a recording was made of 1 hour, 44minutes and 33 seconds. This is an edited version.