kuklos

Kuklos is a large scale, site-specific sound installation developed at Lucerne Valley Flats, California. Linear time in music, as we tend to think of it, is changed by distance into something like the ancient Greek notion of cyclic time, recurrent and fluid. The piece takes place within a circle on the desert floor that is about a 3/4 miles in diameter, an area large enough to use the speed of sound through air as a compositional element. Speakers ringing the installation space produce moments of synchronous and asynchronous sound events that evolve throughout the day, allowing visitors to discover resonant nodes, beating patterns, and interesting phasing relationships within a giant organized sound field.