Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description In ASUNA’s immersive work, 100 Keyboards, the performance begins with one note played and sustained on a battery-operated toy keyboard. The artist then meticulously repeats this process on 99 more keyboards throughout the space, until the sound climaxes to a singular resonant reverberation. As the frequencies multiply, sound waves hover together in space, giving way to nuanced acoustic variations, changing the sound as the piece progresses and creating a moiré pattern of sound interference. Audience members are encouraged to gather and move about the space as ASUNA nimbly manipulates this unusual, and sublime sonic bath which is simultaneously analog and electronic, minimal and complex, meditative and mesmerizing.