Rising Down

10′ | 2010
Elevator Music | Curated by Adam Trowbridge
Gallery Aferro, Newark, USA.

Nine artists and groups created a total of 51 minutes of music to be played on permanent loop in the freight elevator of the gallery. Archived as part of Aferro Publications as a limited edition cd of 70. CD Design by Andrew Wilkinson.

Rising Down is based on the auditory illusion known as shepard tone, which consists on the perceived effect of a tone that continually ascends or descends in pitch, yet which ultimately seems to get no higher or lower.

The accompanying image is a spectrogram of the sound piece, a visual representation of the evolution of its frequency content over time.