Dan St. Clair : Sound Art, Sound Installation, and Birds

Call Notes

(2006) installation

The sound of synthesized birds singing popular melodies emanate from solar-powered electronics hidden in public spaces.

exhibited: Laneways 2009 (Melbourne, Australia) Sonambiente 2006 (Berlin, Germany), SFX Seoul (Seoul, South Korea)


For an Intersection

(2010) installation

A long string of 16 speakers spans the indoor and outdoor spaces of a gallery, playing a variety of synthesized sounds organized by a chorusing algorithm.

exhibited: Russell House, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT).



2009 composition

A String Quartet that re-organizes a popular melody using a "space-hungry" genetic algorithm.

premiered: Flux Quartet Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT).


Aioli 'n Carp

(2010) installation

An installation for car horns, drumset, and electronics.

exhibited: Russell House, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT).


The Cure for That Song Stuck In Your Head

(2004) installation

Gallery visitors cure themselves of the song stuck in their heads, and encounter the traces of songs stuck in other people's heads.

exhibited: Zilkha Gallery (Middletown, CT). SFX Seoul (Seoul, South Korea)


Muzak Map

(2004) public project

A tourist pamphlet featuring a map of the various genres of Muzak played on State Street in Chicago during the Fall of 2004.

exhibited: Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL).



(2005) Teleimmersive VR Environment

A VR environment focused on sonic interaction. Shown to over 15,000 guests in 3 days at the Wired NEXTfest in Chicago, 2005.

exhibited: Wired NEXTfest 2005 (Chicago, IL).