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The Unanswered Question (once touched, remains unknown)
Janet Biggs, 2015

6-channel sound installation Approximately 3 minutes, looped

The sound installation The Unanswered Question (once touched, remains unknown) pairs lyrics by Biggs with a score by Grammy-nominated jazz composer Barney McAll performed by the University of Houstonís renowned chorale choir. Inspired by the modernist composer Charles Ivesí 1906 piece, The Unanswered Question, it echoes one of Ivesí favorite compositional strategies of combining harmonic and dissident lines at different rates of speed, taking the exhibitionís line of questioning into an aural arena.

 

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