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About the Artist

Mark Johnson (Seattle) received a 2005 GAP to hire an engineer to edit, produce, and master the raw materials from Cascade Container Range, a collaborative installation with artist Christian French. An assembly of large-scale shipping containers that references the mountain range, Johnson “plays” the containers by connecting slats to the structures and playing them as resonant chambers. By altering the length, thickness, and attack on the slats, Johnson is able to manipulate tonal relationships between the containers, effectively using them as instruments. Having performed them at a warehouse performance near the Duwamish River in South Seattle, Johnson will master the raw recordings from five suites composed specifically for the installation.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.