Glass, Electronics

Artists Andy Paiko (glass) and Ethan Rose (sound) collaborated to create a kinetic-sound installation that works to reinterpret historically overlooked glass instruments. Popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Glass Armonica and Glass Harp employed a series of goblets, water and friction to create a sound evoking a "singing" wine glass. This exhibition combines the strangely ethereal aural qualities of glass with the visual and physical sensations of dozens of spinning glass bowls, wired to rotate in an intentionally indeterminate sequence.  Paiko and Rose worked together to select and place bowls in response to each vessel's natural aural qualities; in essence, allowing the materiality of the glass itself to act as the third collaborator in the piece.

Originally commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest.