In early October 2008, the swedish installation artist Fredrik Wretman contacted me, because he wanted to use my Monolake piece Indigo for an installation. I liked the idea, but found it a bit inappropriate to simply play back the same song again and again in a loop for this installation.
Tap Tim radiates a sense of timeless contemplation, one single calm and focused work of art in a huge gallery space. Putting two speakers somewhere in order to play back a stereo recording seemed wrong to me to. I suggested to come to Ostersund a few days before the opening and create a constantly permutating and endless multichannel soundscape based on some of the sounds of the Indigo piece.
Fredrik, me and the gallery are very happy with the final result.
Tap Tim is shown at the Fargfabriken Norr, Oestersund, Sweden, from January 11 2008 till March 29 2009.
A 30 minute excerpt from the infinitely long soundtrack is here: taptim_soundtrack.mp3