For this event, Peter Edwards performs on ten connected "NovaDrones" installed throughout the Clocktower. These experimental electronic kits create a drone orchestra by engaging with light, sound and the spaces they occupy. The unending frequencies waver and distort as one moves throughout the space and becomes enveloped in a unique auditory and visual environment. DroneScape is an homage to the landscape of oscillations New Yorkers move through every day as every ventilation system, jackhammer, car alarm or revving engine we encounter possesses its own unique drone.
This multi-sensory experience is created using multiple electronic circuits called NovaDrones. An open source electronic kit, the NovaDrone creates aural and visual oscillations that can converge into chaotic harmonic sequences. Edwards invites musicians, builders and hackers to modify these kits and experiment with the NovaDrone's ability to create and replicate drone oscillations and environments. More information on the project can be found here.
New York/Amsterdam based artist Peter Edwards has been designing and performing on experimental instruments and musical environments for over a decade under the name Casperelectronics. His work explores the definition of intended functionality and consistently challenges the process of performance. He works extensively with interlinked sound and light generation to create immersive musical experiences.
Edwards shows, lectures and performs regularly at venues across Europe and the US and is currently studying electronic music and synthesis at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague.
The Clocktower projects of Peter Edwards and Casperelectronics are made possible by a grant from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and NYSCA.