Floor van de Velde

Chain Reaction XI

San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA (2010)

In collaboration with Chris Bell and Elaine Buckholtz.
Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Chain Reaction XI is a site-specific work for the Grove St. annex of the Arts Commission. Integrating found sound and computer-generated samples with my own compositions, I produced a score to accompany Bell’s sculpture – an asymmetrical matrix made with re-purposed fluorescent light tubes. Situated between the San Francisco Town Hall and the Opera House, the annex proved to be a perfect locale for a score that alternated between spoken voice, city sounds, narrative, opera music, and film noir soundtracks.