The Inner Voice

from Jan 19 to 20, 2007

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An installation performed at Dartmouth College on January 19 and 20 of 2007. Visitors were handed a pencil, then locked alone in a small office with a piano and sheet music. Contact microphones attached to the manuscript paper collected sounds from the pencil scratches, which were then processed and played through speakers in the room. A voice periodically came through the speakers, whispering admonisions such as "everyone's going to hate this", and "that's a mistake". The visitor was released after 5 minutes.