A soundwork developed in collaboration with musician Eric Chenaux and used in both Soundball (guitar amps) and Soundball (crate amp). The soundwork deconstructs the rhythm and melody relationship of traditional dance music (jigs, reels, slipjigs or hornpipes to use examples from Irish, Scottish and English traditional music) wherein the musician uses his/her beating foot to ground the often sinuous or meandering melody as a rhythmic aid for the dancer. Here the performance/recording of both the foot beat (Hlady) and the bowed guitar (Chenaux) have been made independently. Each sound is now in its own ball ready to be played, separately or in unison.
See also: Soundball (crate amp), Soundball (guitar amps), Soundball 4, Marla Hlady and The Tristanos
2017 Thames Art Gallery (Chatham-Kent, Canada); 2015 dc3 art projects (Edmonton, Alberta); 2015 NAISA (New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto); 2015 School of Design, George Brown College (Toronto, Canada); 2015 AGO First Thursday (Toronto, Canada); 2014 Doris McCarthy Gallery (Toronto, Canada); 2013 Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, Canada)