Ten Concertos For The Wind (Album)

The heart of Ten Concertos for the Wind is the story that is told through wind instruments: a tale of an artist and a muse. When listening, one can associate the clarinet with the artist and the flute with the muse.

All music written by Andrew Baron


Principal Investigator(s):
Baron, Andrew Michael


(1,2) Sea and Aye Productions, Austin, TX

Experiment Origin:
United States of America

TT3 Launch #24, TTS-026 (SA 61-C)

Experiment Summary:
The specific objective of the TTS-026 experiment is to determine the effects of human vibration, temperature change, reduced gravity, and excessive market stresses on fine arts materials. Primed environments (canisters) are manufactured test materials that create a depiction of life with a purpose. After (a) the two month actualization of the canisters, (b) the preliminary days of isolation for the canisters and, (c) the fifty days of the exhibit’s intended life cycle in a city, the canisters will be evaluated by several techniques to determine if they are valuable and where they should go or remain. The results will be reported.

Physical Interpretational Summary:
The experiment consists of ten red boxes (canisters) labeled one through ten which each contain one part of the story of the artist and the muse. The boxes will be placed in ten locations throughout the US City of Austin, Texas. One may learn the entire story by visiting each of the ten locations or by returning to one location every five days (see enclosed CD package to hear all ten movements and read the full story of the artist and the muse).

Experiment Launch Date:
May 30th, 2001(private)

Launched From:
S.E.A. and A.Y.E. production facility, Austin, TX

Payload Type:
US Special (BOX) Canister G-111; Volume of Canister: 1.5 cubic feet; Primary Developer/Sponsor of G-111: S.E.A. and A.Y.E. production facility, Austin, TX; Builder of Processing Facility: Not applicable.

Number of Samples:

Container Materials:
Wood (shell), Electronics (heart), pigments (reason and aesthetics). The canister is designed to maintain a typically fluxuating atmosphere similar to a human’s public and private environments. Each of the red boxes will contain one of ten separate movements expressed in text and music.

Press Related Time Structure:
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 5th, 2001 5-8pm
Day one of installation: Wednesday, June 6th, 2001 @10am
Last day of installation: Wednesday, July 25th, 2001 @3pm
Closing reception: Thursday, July 26th, 2001 5-8pm

Synopsis of Specific Itinerary:
May 30th, 2001 at 3:45pm: boxes travel in consecutive order to ten isolated locations.
June 5th, 2001 at 3:45pm: boxes begin pickup and travel to opening reception.
June 5th, 2001 at 9:40pm: boxes return to studio for final training procedures.
June 6th, 2001 at 10:15am: boxes begin travel to their ten predestined locations.
June 6th-July 25th: boxes rotate with specific schedules every five days.
July 25th, 2001 at Midnight: boxes become finished with Phase I of their existence.
July 26th, 2001 at 10:15am: boxes begin return to the production facility for final assessment.
July 26th, 2001 at 3:45pm: boxes begin travel to closing reception.

Locations of Private Isolation:
For security purposes, this information will not be available to the public until June 5th, 2001.

Location of Opening and Closing Receptions:
Wally Workman Gallery

Locations hosting the public life cycle:
Bank One (W. 6th Street Lobby)
The Blue Theater
Flatbed Press
Gallery Lombardi
GuadalupeArts (formally the Artplex)
Magnolia Cafe (Lake Austin Blvd.)
Spider House
University of Texas, Austin (Actlab/RTF Lobby)

Maps: Pre-planned and actual maps of locations, travel routes and travel times; Diagrams: Extensive diagrams and charts will be included with predictions for the earth’s weather, the weather of related and nearby celestial bodies (primarily astronomical and navigational data), schedules of events, unforeseen outside influences and actual data as conditions are met. Also extensive charts, diagrams and plans for the construction and placement of various related elements are being created. Essays: A variety of essays will document the purpose, the expectations and the actual findings of the project. Some important titles will include explanations for how the project came to be, future related projects, exploration of the security involved with the boxes, perceived value versus actual value (including potential, market, inconsequential and life-determining values), the need for the boxes to reunite versus their intended and actual destinies, the private sphere versus the public sphere and rejection versus approval.

References/Applicable Publications:

Key Words:
*Concerto *Wind Instruments *Music *Box *Austin *Artist *Muse *Art

Baron, Andrew – S.E.A. and A.Y.E.

See photos and more information from original exhibit documentation.