”Idiophone”. 2017.
Glass bottles, spoons, springs, bay water from superfund site.
This piece was made for a show that was based on Dead Horse Bay, which is a body of water in southern Brooklyn. Once an area for horse refineries, Dead Horse Bay then became a land fill. The landfill was capped in the 1930s and then due to a buildup of methane the cap blew in the 1950s.  Now the beach is strewn with trash dating from the 1930s and before.
I made this instrumental piece using bottles and spoons I found on the beach as well as water from the bay. The bottles were filled to different levels to alter the pitch.
Photo of Dead Horse Bay courtesy of Josh Summer

Concussive Idiophone