In collaboration with artist Taxiplasm, 'Tell Me Your Secrets' is an interactive sound installation and performance experience leading us to reconcile with our most vulnerable selves. TMYS was commissioned in 2014 by the P3 Studio at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in partnership with Art Production Fund and co-produced by Contaminate.
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The work is authentically twenty-first century.
Nature speaks and experience translates.
Yet we falsely subscribe to a belief that the admission of these truths will render us weak.
'Tell Me Your Secrets' is a somatic quest to abandon this notion, to unlock and reveal these deeper truths which hallmark our identity.
Amidst a blackened space, microphones invite the audience to vulnerably share their untold tales, and the more you give, the more it gives back.
Through a complex algorithm, one's voice merges with others, expanding upon a five-hour musical score that filters through two mirrored chambers, one which summons your body, and opens the threshold toward revelation.
But you are not alone in this quest.
There is an Other.
Throughout the residency, each artist surrendered himself for five consecutive hours inside two identical black pyramid chambers, each lined with color-changing LED lights breathing like a pulse, to physically and sonically experience and reinterpret the collecting voices from the previous day, to additively morph the experience into a vast ocean of voices, expanding into a newfound physical makeup, an image of a secret humanity, long lost in its volatile quest for meaning, hiding behind our many walls and beneath our many mirrors.
It is the doorway between your words and your voice, your face and your reflection, your pain and your catharsis.
Your truth, and mine.
It is the purity of time, to listen, to feel, to repudiate a world that judges with fear, and numinously expand the one that emboldens our fragility, and strengthens our humanity.
The compositional soundscape is punctuated by granular vicissitudes, the incomprehensible secret. The sound of collective' voices echo in the burbling broke of the unknown. Modulating grand vibration creates tension between love and orgasm. Pitches of the tweeter synthesize a garbled collective voice. Chords of the major and minor, tones of the masculine and feminine flow, weave between our persons.
Active participants contribute distinct sound bites to feed the composition. Passive listeners travel within the sound. The score composed for this interactive sound installation explores the manifestation, transition and mutation of possible human emotional states as driven by the revelation of hidden truths. The music ultimately acted as a catharsis for the performer by leading her through a privileged, solitary and transfiguring aural-emotional journey.
Read a review on the Las Vegas Review Journal