Gregory Cowley | Marrakesh

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This is a series of recordings made in 1999 while exploring the streets of Marrakesh. A pair of binaural microphones were used to capture the rapid change in sound as I walked through the market from stall to stall, through traffic, and through the fabled tourist trap - Djeema El Fna. The title of the piece was inspired by the rapid audio changes that resulted from just taking a few steps in any direction. A portion of the recordings also took place in a chameleon market.

Gregory Cowley is a San Francisco based visual artist working in electronic projection media and performance. He works with a variety of technologies, ranging from traditional arts and photography, to work with electronics and computer technologies. His creations most often exist as performances and time-based presentations.

In addition to his interests in travel, language, and photography, Cowley has been the driving force behind theTEST:project, a collaborative performance project exploring site, sound, environment and alternative uses for multimedia technology. He is also co-curator and director of the Transcinema Electronic Media Festival - an annual digital arts event bringing together artists from around the world.

He teaches advanced digital media to students at the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), while working towards the BFA in Graphic Design he studied at Lancashire Polytechnic in Preston, England.

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