Ursonate For Sale

The Ursonate visualization is an 800 square foot (73 square meters) hand-painted, hand-collaged artwork, based closely on Kurt Schwitters own performance (recorded) of his intermedia composition from the 1920s and '30s. Although it is an art work– Jack Ox's painting is the result of intense research into music theory, phonetics, and the Ursonate itself. Ox designed the algorithms employed in the production of the painting. In October 2011 Marina La Palma wrote about the Ursonate performance and installation of the complete painting in THE Magazine. You can also access a video of the Third Movment of the Ursonate with extended vocal techniques by Kristen Loree and visuals by Jack Ox. In order to download the Muzeum Sztuki catalogue and other papers written by Ox: click here for the catalogue. The complete Ursonate visualization is available because Jack Ox made two versions of Movements 1, 2, and 3, and it was never permitted to sell any pieces from the 4th movement. The painting survived Katrina in New Orleans, and after repairs, it was as good as new after the big exhibition in Poland. The 104 foot visualization of Claude Debussy's "Nuages" was not so fortunate; no one can ever buy this painting. And now you can see the newly finished film ursonateURSONATE,produced by Intermedia Projects Inc and directed by Jacki Apple. To see a virtual reality project that you also cannot buy click on Gridjam Slide Show. To see the visualization of J.S. Bach's "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" BWV 80, and Stravinsky's "Symphony in Three Movements." The third color system created by Ox to visualize music based on the sounds of instruments is at "The Book of Timbre" .

Images for Ursonate

Los Alamos Installation
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CAC, New Orleans, Lousiana
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Muzeum Sztuki, Poland
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Podewill, Berlin, Germany
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