VOICE OF MAQUOKETA multi-channel sound installation     

PROGRAM NOTE
Portrait of Maquoketa is an interdisciplinary art installation in paint and sound created with the goal of giving an unfiltered representation of people living in a small Midwestern town in this time in history. Portrait of Maquoketa features 180 12x12”alla prima portraits of residents from Maquoketa, Iowa by Rose Frantzen accompanied by Voice of Maquoketa, a twenty-eight minute quadraphonic surround sound composition using music and audio clips taken from Ms. Frantzen’s interviews with the residents created by composer/sound artist John Frantzen.

DURATION
28 minutes

COMMISSIONED BY
Iowa Arts Council

PREMIERE
Portraiture Now: Communities Art Exhibit, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, 2009-2010.

Listen to the two-channel stereo version of Voice of Maquoketa below:

 Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View art exhibition at the Figge Art Museum.

Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View art exhibition at the Figge Art Museum.