Speed Ripening, closing music from the Tomato Quintet (45')

(2007) Chris Chafe

computer-generated sound

Premiered at Machine Project Gallery 31-Aug-2007

This is the music that was played in the gallery to an audience at the close of the Tomato Quintet exhibition. The ripened tomatoes were cooked into a sauce and served over pasta. During the meal the diners were treated to a symphony of sound from a fast scan through the previous days of the installation. Time was sped up to compress 10 days worth of data into about 45 minutes. The voicings here are exactly the same as the real-time ambient voicings during the 10 days.