'Seat of Sound'
2007 - wood: locust; metal: aluminum, brass, stainless steel
A collaborative work, 'Seat of Sound' joins the artistic talents of composer Daniel Goode and Sculptor Robert Cooke. This multi-sensory sculpture was specially designed to be both visually pleasing and playable as a percussion instrument. Iron, brass, aluminum, and wood components are arranged into a system of gongs inspired by the gamelan, the traditional music of Bali and Java in Indonesia. In their unique approach to sculptural form and function, these artists have worked together on other similar projects, including one that received a New Jersey State Arts Council award.