Ciaran Frame

composer/media artist/sound designer

Composer, Media Artist, Sound Designer

Spin-Lattice Relaxation

Faced with the prospect of a magnet the size of a car, injections and claustrophobia, the characteristic, unforgiving robotic sound of an MRI can be an extremely confronting and surreal experience. Spin-lattice Relaxation for sax quintet and tape is an exploration into the medium of tape, with the eventual goal of an MRI machine acting almost as another instrument. The work explores the many contrasting and monolithic phases of an MRI machine, with players directly mimicking the harsh sounds associated with this grand machine.

Spin-Lattice Relaxation was performed by Petrichor Sax at the Glebe Justice Centre on 31/10/15