TWO WORKS FOR WHITE NOISE

by Jamie Drouin

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Two audio works highlighting unique perceptual and sculptural experiences of white noise.

In BLINDS, an identical monaural white noise is placed in the left and right speaker. During the course of the composition, the proportion of the white noise uniformally extends in the left speaker, and shortens in the right speaker. This not only creates the effect of left-right panning, but also the perception of complex groupings of the events, in contrast to the regularity of the composition. The original concept was two pieces of semi-translucent paper moving across each other, beginning as two, and then merging along the overlapping edges.

GRADIENT again places identical monaural white noises in each speaker, along with a basic EQ filter which systematically opens up to reveal lower frequencies over the first 20 minutes, and then switches roles to slowly remove higher frequencies over the second half. The white noise takes on various perceptual shifts and spatial associations through a gradual process of sonic addition and subtraction.

These works are specifically designed for playback on speakers.

Originally released on Infrequency Editions in 2014.

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released February 9, 2017

mastering - Jamie Drouin
cover photograph & design - Jamie Drouin

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Jamie Drouin Victoria, British Columbia

Jamie Drouin is a Canadian sound and visual artist. His minimalistic works explore the unique perceptual experiences which can evolve from linear processes applied to a focused range of materials.

Drouin has collaborated with several international artists including projects with Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Crys Cole, Olaf Hochherz, Hannes Lingens, Yann Novak, Lance Austin Olsen, and Sabine Vogel.
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