Andrew Shenkman

Duets w/ Places

Duets w/ Places is about composing music where everyday spaces and noises become active participants. It’s inspired by John Cage and the fact that any time I hear a lawnmower or air conditioner drone I can’t help but start to harmonize with it. It experiments the hidden musical nature of our surroundings, but also reveals something about the conventions of song writing by mapping tones, frequency and duration to physical objects and areas.