The Underwater Project: Turning Myself Into Music

A Joel Tauber Project



Can I become music?  It’s a dream.  A metaphysical dream.  Turning my physical body into something ephemeral.  Turning myself into sound waves.


 


1.  Learn to scuba dive.

2.  Explore the sea and its inhabitants.

3.  Record my depth readings every second for each of my scuba dives.

4.  Translate those depth readings into musical notes; the deeper readings will have progressively deeper notes.


 Dive Depths = Musical Notes


Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects (installation photo by Gene Ogami)


Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects (installation photo by Gene Ogami)


 Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects (installation photo by Gene Ogami)


 Adamski Gallery (Berlin)



The Underwater Project: Turning Myself Into Music premiered as a 3 channel video installation at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in 2004.  It has since travelled to the Adamski Gallery (Berlin), the Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Southern California, and the Rocky Mountain School of Photography (Missoula, Montana).