3D-printed acrylic sculpture with soft pastel, four 3D-printed nylon sculptures with soft pastel and colored pencil, 3D-printed rose gold, two framed watercolour and soft pastel on paper, costume with wool thread, artificial flowers, lamé, polyester, and silk flag, feathers with dye, felt-tip pen on drumhead, video with sound, 62 min 20 sec, silent video, 40 sec, 11-channel sound installation
Excerpted from Guggenheim's website:
”The work, Possible Music #1 (feat. NESS & Shane Aspegren), fills a room, and incorporates drawings, ambiguous, trumpet-like forms jutting from the brightly hued walls, and multiple speakers on the floor, each one sprouting fake flowers.
The music coming from those speakers—intermittent, changeable bursts of complex sound—was composed by Young using some of the most unusual instruments imaginable. Indeed, these instruments only “exist” in Young’s imagination and in the digital realm: he created them using software developed by NESS (Next Generation Sound Synthesis), a research project at the University of Edinburgh. By feeding his chosen parameters into the algorithm they created, Young was able to find out what sounds would be made by brass instruments that defy the laws of physics: a 20-foot trumpet, for instance, and a bugle that operates when blown into with breath at 300ºC.”
Exhibition audio guide