Wk 15 – Artist Interview – Troy Rounseville


This week’s gallery was very different in comparison to prior work in most of the galleries. I really liked it because although there was several instruments playing simultaneously, it wasn’t annoying or distracting. I was intrigued by the fact that the artist was able to have these instruments play at a certain time without having someone actually play the piano or hit the drums! I forgot to take a picture of the little room with the mirrors but I loved it. I felt a little claustrophobic but I would actually love to put mirrors on one wall of my entire wall. I also felt as though the piano playing or the banging of the drums weren’t as meaningful if someone were to be playing the actual instruments. The instruments had a constant tone/beat the entire time and it was a little boring. Seeing someone firsthand play the instruments and their reactions to the music playing would’ve also been amazing! In relation to his statement, we cannot lose our communication skills with the world, whether it’s face to face interaction or playing music in a large theater because then we will lose what it feels like to actually feel. Yes, music can play by itself, but I feel like it’s a lot more personal when one socially interacts with another or watches one perform rather than using technology to present their message although technology isn’t a bad source of communication.


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