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9m14s Over Vietnam
osaka - invited
A single photograph is the source for all the sound heard in the piece. It is the Pulitzer prize winning photo by Nick Ut of a girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam, 1972. The image was scanned and treated using two techniques: time domain and frequency domain. The time domain treatment used the image data directly as sound. In the frequency domain treatment, the image was used as a sonogram, harmonic spectrum representation. This produced a series of elements that became the compositional blocks. The compositional manipulations in time and space are a reflection on the power of representation and misrepresentation in mass media.