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Jaap Blonk performs with Ethan Rose's 'REFLECTION'

Ethan Rose’s Reflection matches a series of electro-mechanical bells with a set of distinct, corresponding speakers. Each speaker plays back a reversed recording of a bell, and at the exact moment that the recording ends, the actual bell strikes. This temporal manipulation seamlessly shifts the objects' sound between its material presence and its altered reproduction, resulting in a dialogue of apparent transformation. The immediacy of this interaction is heightened by its spatialization, effectively allowing the listener/viewer to gain entry to the exchanged space, between speaker and bell.



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Special performance in the installation by Jaap Blonk on August 24th at 8pm.

Dutch vocal experimentalist Jaap Blonk returns to ESS for the second time in a year, this time to improvise a performance amidst the simple sounds of Ethan Rose's installation, Reflection.