the wulf.

01.22.2018 8:00 p.m.

Music for Tuning Forks

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90016

Featuring works by:

  • Erin Demastes
  • Todd Lerew
  • Liam Mooney
  • Davy Sumner

Erin Demastes presents "Resonance," for tuning forks and resonant objects. Erin Demastes is an Experimental Sound Practices and Integrated Media M.F.A. candidate at Calarts. Her work deals with repurposed technology and everyday objects to explore sonic phenomena related to acoustics, resonance, electricity, and magnetism. 

Todd Lerew presents "Lexical Semantics." Two identical tuning forks are struck once in unison. One of the forks is then heated with a handheld blowtorch, thereby lowering its sounding pitch by 8-12 Hz. The forks are struck again and beating is heard, the frequency of which corresponding to the change in pitch of the heated fork. The two forks are struck simultaneously over and over again, and the beating slows down as the heated fork returns to room temperature and the pitches converge.

Liam Mooney presents a new and fairly quiet work for lightly prepared tuning forks. Mooney is a composer who makes music via the misuse of familiar objects and materials.

Davy Sumner presents a new work for the Fork Organ, an original electroacoustic instrument that uses electromagnets to vibrate tuning forks at their resonant frequency, among other things.