Fireflies Alight on the Abacos of Al-Farabi II
A 60 foot long music wire with little dancing loops of mono-filament is stretched in an absolutely dark room and illumined by an emerald laser beam. The loops dance on the harmonic nodes of the wire, producing flickering points of light and aeolian harplike sounds. The piece relies on the adaptation of human sensory systems to create an evolving experience. The adaptation of the eye to the monochrome light produces a variety of retinal colors, and prolonged listening to the drone creates an awareness of illusory acoustic images.