Steve Roden ‎– Three Roots Carved To Look Like Stones

Sonoris ‎– SNS-01
CD, Limited Edition

Companies, etc.


  • Sounds [All Sounds Generated And Organized By]Steve Roden


Limited edition of 500 copies.

"this work was originally an installation presented at INMO Gallery, in Chinatown/Los Angeles, December 2000.
the work was created using 3 objects purchased at Chinatown giftshops: a toy wooden flute, a small aluminum wind chime, a small paper accordion. each track was created using one of these objects as the only sound source. some of the sounds have been processed electronically. the installation was created in response to: the generic sounding 'muzak' playing in most of the public spaces of Chinatown; the private landscape of Chinatown lingering unnoticed in alleys and second floor windows; and, a book on the history of Chinese philosopher's stones.
the audio was installed in front of a large picture window facing the Chinatown pedestrian area."

all sounds generated and organized @ the bubble house, november 2000.

these works were created to be listened to at a relatively low volume level.
there are some rather deep bass tones on the first and last tracks.
if you listen loud I would suggest turning the bass down a bit.

special thanks to INMO Gallery, Carl Berg, James Buss, Greg Colson, Steve de Groodt, David McDonald, and Franck Laplaine.
For Sari.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: [DOCdata France logo] SNS-01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LR81
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3807