Bone Score (Long Tail), 2016

Unglazed porcelain, magnet wire, magnets, abaca paper, wire, amplifier, audio player, wood
Sounds of: breathing, a heart beating, fire, a Kepler star pulse, a children’s song
8 x 12 x 102 inches

The Bone Score sculptures are functional speakers. Each contains a hand wound wire coil and a magnet integrated with other materials. An audio file is played through the coil, which excites the magnet, which activates the materials in the sculpture to vibrate, tremble and palpitate according the frequencies of the various sounds in the file.