The music for this work was created by sampling three notes from JS Bach, the Goldberg Variations, performed by Glenn Gould. This ‘plundered’ audio was downsampled and the bit depth reduced, then it was asynchronously looped, to create generative colliding patterns.This was then set against a small section from the Ingmar Bergman film Persona (1966), an incredibly powerful image of a small boy reaching out to touch a female face, this I slowed down to 15% at a higher sampling rate of 60 frames per second. My overall intent is to (re)aestheticize and ‘collide’ these landmark works into a standalone audio-visual work that questions ‘quotation’ and ‘authenticity’. Bergman’s Persona is a study of identity and in creating this work through this appropriation method I am also investigating concepts of compositional authenticity, identity, through noise and signal.
Jimmy Eadie is an Audio Engineer, Producer and Artist whose award-winning work covers recording, sound design and installation. He uses a variety of sculptural and time-based media which are often presented through hybrid forms of installation and performance. His sound installation work has been presented in many Irish and international galleries and venues (National Concert Hall Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh International Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts, Barbican, London). Jimmy Eadie is assistant professor in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin.