#1 HIT TRAUMA
A 3-part installation and performance about the connection between collective flashbulb memory events and popular music. Inspired by the UK's bestselling song still being Candle In The Wind '97 by Elton John.
A song re-written to be commemorate the death of Princess Diana.
1 of 3: Please browse the (re)collection store
A collection of 100 sealed mp3 players each containing a different sound piece. Featuring a datamoshed version of one ofthe UK's 100 bestselling songs in one channel and a personal flashbulb memory from the general public about the death of Princess Diana or 9/11.
Audio coming soon...
2 of 3: WW#3 Broadcast
Two audiovisual works using two songs specifically related to flashbulb memories - Candle in the Wind ‘97 by Elton John (about the death of Princess Diana) and Where Were You? by Alan Jackson (about 9/11). Both songs were transcribed intoMorse code and broadcast on a short-range transmitter. The video was taken from both karaoke programs and an archive of the now obsolete CEEFAX service documenting both events. These two works continuously ran over two synchronised CRT televisions.
3 of 3: #1 Hit Trauma (memory rehearsal)
A recital of the most commonly used words (from most frequent to least frequent) in popular music over a soundscape created from the 100 bestselling songs in the UK (from 100 to 1).
Butchart Hall, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
Sonic Arts MMus Degree Show