LeRoy Stevens ‎– Underground Sculpture

Small World ‎– LS003
2 × Vinyl, LP, Stereo

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1 Length of Walk 16:39
2 Duet
Performer – Shane Huffman (2)
3 Vertical Scan 1:30
4 Horizontal Scan 1:22
5 2 Detectors, 1 Person 7:13
6 Internal Mic and Line-In 9:23



Underground Sculpture
LeRoy Stevens

Underground Sculpture (2012) is an installation comprised of seventy-five 20 foot lengths of steel rebar buried below the ground. Viewers interact with the sculpture by using a variable pitch metal detector. Experienced primarily as an auditory-visual sculpture, the following recordings were made between 2012 to 2014 and represent various ways of interacting with the installation.

Underground Sculpture is located in the Mojave Desert at the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) Desert Research Station. To visit, please write clui@clui.org or smallworldmfg@gmail.com.

Side 1

Length of Walk 16:39

Walking throughout the installation with a metal detector, allowing the orientation of the buried steel rebar to direct my movements.

Side 2

Duet 8:55

Duet was performed with artist, Shane Huffman. Recording simultaneously, we moved around the installation, responding to each other and the buried sculpture intuitively. The two recorded tracks are overlapped and presented here at equal volume.

Side 3

Vertical Scan 1:30

Horizontal Scan 1:22

Walking in fifteen foot intervals along the y-axis (Vertical Scan) and x-axis (Horizontal Scan) of the installation to create an auditory topographical map.

2 Detectors, 1 Person 7:13

Walking with two detectors, one in each hand.

Side 4

Internal Mic and Line-In 9:23

Using both the internal mic and line-in to capture the sound of wind, footsteps and the metal detector.

All recordings 33 1/3 rpm
Mastered & cut by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Sound, Los Angeles
Design Alfredo Ruiz
Web Master Tyler Britt
Photo LeRoy Stevens

Edition of 300

Small World
7714 San Fernando Road
Sun Valley, CA 91352

Special thanks to the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

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