55.36(Take Five)

Powered speaker, stand and audio recording in lift, duration 2 hours, 2016.

55.36(Take Five) is one of two versions of a site-specific sound-based work produced for installation in the lift at Matchmakers Wharf Studios during an two day group exhibition there.

The original audio for both days was derived from original recordings of Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for their 1959 album Time Out. For Friday’s version audio was derived from the single version of the release. Saturday’s audio was derived from the longer album version. In both cases the audio had been subject to extreme time-stretching extending the recoding to fill the same duration of each days opening hours – two hours on Friday, and five hours on Saturday.