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Burke Jam

emptiness (resonant space) sine waves + magnetosphere

6 June 2019

Burke Jam is an artist, composer, curator and educator. His work explores sound as intervention–questioning and subverting perceptual coherence and relationships with physical place. His research engages the intersection of field recording, composition, acoustic ecology, and the Anthropocene. Following the completion of his MFA in 2013 at the University of Montana, Jam received a Fulbright Grant to Iceland researching environmental sound and methods of listening. Jam performs and exhibits internationally, and works as the Director of Digital Facilities and Instructor of Music and Art in the College of the Arts at Portland State University.

This sound art installation utilized 12 motion detectors causing the sound to react to movements within the gallery. This piece functions with a single person in the gallery at a time, on a 4-minute interval.