Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Daniel Olson | 12! (Factorial 12)

Daniel Olson
12!:Factorial 12
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 1997
Each somewhat unique, dimensions vary.
Signed and dated.

The twelve tones of the western chromatic scale (a thru g, with 5 flats/sharps) are represented by children's coloured toy xylophone keys, housed in a foam-lined cigar box. A text on the inner lid explains that the work can produce 479,001,600 different twelve-note melodies (octave and rhythmic variations would add endless variation). The work functions nicely as a desk-top multiple or performance sound piece.

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