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Jen-Kuang Chang

Drishti III 6:3-, Color, Stereo, US, 2008

“Drishti III”, a term describing visions one experiences during meditative states, is the third installment in the series realized when taking up an artist residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in 2008. Both computer-generated and sampled sounds are incorporated as to achieve the intended variety of sonic landscapes to match the vivid, but delicate visualization. The sampled sounds include sonic elements contributed by fellow residents at KHN Center including sounds captured during a poetry reading session by poets Louise Beach, Jon Volkmer, and Tyrone Williams, as well as wood-sanding sounds by visual artist Annette Shepherd. By presenting this composition, the composer invites listener to actively contemplate one’s Self and the interaction between Self and the immediate surroundings that might be fallacious and misleading to one’s true understanding of inner divinity.