Richard Chartier | Washington DC

24 x CD Players, Headphones and 24 x 5 Minute Audio Loops/MP3 | F.0037.0000

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This piece was entirely recorded on location within the interior and exterior spaces of a number of Washington DC galleries.

Location recordings were made within the interior spaces of The Arthur M Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art (National Museum of Asian Art); and the interior and exterior spaces of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (where, appropriately, an exhibition on Minimalism was showing); and the National Mall public park between the US Capitol building and the Washington Monument.

Richard Chartier, minimal sound artist/composer and graphic designer, has produced critically acclaimed recordings for labels including Trente Oiseaux, LINE, Meme and Fällt, as well collaborative works with Nosei Sakata (*0), Taylor Deupree, and Kim Cascone on 12k.

His work explores the relationship between sound, silence, focus and the act of listening. For his CD 'Series', Chartier was awarded one of twelve Honorable Mentions in the category of Digital Musics by the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica, 2001. This work was also selected for the Whitney Biennial 2002 exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY).

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