Section of the I-705, on a Wednesday, for Electric Piano

Tacoma Art Museum

2016

Filmed from the roof Tacoma Art Museum and overlooking the I-705, Delin docks and waterway. The lanes of the road become the lines on a musical staff. The bottom note (centered in the museum car park) is lower D, then the highway lanes produce F, A, C, E,  G, and the overpass is high B and then D. The notes are triggered as a vehicle passes the line produced by the central street light. This work is a permanent installation at Tacoma Art Museum, Washington.

 

Accompanying the piece is a graphic of the transposed score on traditional western staff.

The graphic measures 12 inches x 25 feet (representing the 30 minutes of traffic being played).