»Dervish« by Norman White | i |
creators: Norman White
title: Dervish
year: 1974

Plexiglas, public address speakers, electronics


A sound installation wherein modulated white noise seems to rotate around a central observer within a circular array of ceiling-mounted speakers. The movement alternatively speeds up, slows down, and reverses, while an audio filter correspondingly shifts the timbre of the noise. The impetus for Norman building the piece was a budding interest in the simulation of motion using regularly-spaced, static sources. In this case, his interest spilled over from light into sound.
[http://www.normill.ca/artpage.html] (consulted 27.10.08)


National Gallery of Canada

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