The Morning Line, Seville 2008 © TBA21

Multi-channel audio work encoded for 47 channel The Morning Line Sound System
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Yasunao Tone’s piece which is triggered interactively by the visitors of The Morning Line, consists of recordings of rain and of computer voices reading Guillaume Apollinaire's calligramme poem Il Pleut (1916) in French and in English, which fall down the structure like rain. “I was seeking a form that corresponds with The Morning Line and thought that emulating Apollinaire's calligramme with Matthew Ritchie's sculpture is interesting. So, I let the sound of precipitation rain inside the structure. The audience can listen to the illusion of rain and even visualize it.“

*1935 in Tokyo, Japan | Living and working in New York, USA