Chamber is the second movement of the interdisciplinary piece “Harmonic Tremors” that explores ideas of volcanic activity. More specifically, Chamber explores being confined to a restricted space and the resulting pressure/tension and release that occur from those constraints. The piece uses recorded field samples from volcanic regions around the state of Oregon, interactive sensors for sample playback, and an infrared body tracking system for visual projections.
Harmonic Lab was responsible for the creative production, including all music, video, and dance. The internal geological conflict and chaos develops throughout, and the sound material, seismic field activity, was obtained by Dr. Milton Garces of the University of Hawaii and Dr. Diana Roman of the University of South Florida. Permission of all audio material was obtained by Dr. Kathy Cashman of the University of Oregon, Dept. of Geological Science.