The Geometry of Time

Computer generated recording

Duration: 13 min.

This work was created for the sound gallery ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen in Berlin. Sounds over loudspeakers in a gallery become an expression of space. Sufis wrote of geometry as a gateway to the soul, and the abstract patterns of Islamic art bring to our senses the numbers of Pythagoras. Musical tones, then, are a geometry of time, represented in this piece by increasingly complex whole number frequency ratios, an exploration up and out from the harmonic series of acoustic sounds.