In this residency, Flanigan continued her work at EMPAC by exploring the concert hall with both sine-wave oscillators that generate low-frequency tones (that she originally used in her work Subtonalities), her signature speaker sculpture instruments, and pitches from her own voice. Unlike the timbral complexity of her work with speaker feedback instruments, Subtonalities pares her sound material down to the pristine elements of electronic tone. For Flanigan, Subtonalities is a study on the resonance she finds between her voice and electronics. As it unfolds, Flanigan engages sound on a physical level, and how it fills the space around us. These experiments in the space are a part of working towards a new commissioned work for EMPAC.
EMPAC Spring 2020
EMPAC Spring 2020 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts; and Vlaamse Gemeenschap, department of Culture, Youth, and Media.