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"Test Anthem"
DV
3 min. 30 sec.
2007

(better to view directly within the Vimeo player -at bottom of screen)

198 national anthems from the world’s countries arranged in a vertical,
symmetrical stack. Played for the duration with bell curve as defined parameter
with demarcation line representing point of departure to the - unattainable?

The longest – Uraguay’s begins and ends the audio with a nice, loping intro. The shortest anthem from Qatar comes in a mere 36 seconds and is sandwiched directly in the middle with most others as most anthems come in at a minute or less. I was curious to see if at the apex, beyond the expected dissonant sounds on the sides of the curve, there might be almost a pure, white nose. Static. It comes close though.