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Ross Irwin &
Ross Irwin (MFA/Painting, Houston Baptist University) and Harry Leverette (MA/Literature, University of Houston) have been creating music together for twenty some odd years.
Houston Sinfonia, an experimental music installation (Art League Houston, 2017-18); music for sounds found in Houston, Texas; six motion-activated Rube Goldberg-ish music boxes, each of which plays a different part from the work and a video accompaniment
Prey, a sculpture installation with Rachel Gardner (Galveston Arts Center and Texas Art House, 2016-17); six hours of ambience (music for wolves) from two sound systems embedded among the sculptures
Houston Sinfonia — music for found sound
music for wolves — sound design for Prey, a sculpture installation by Rachel Gardner
music for bunnies — ambience for Intrude, a sculpture installation by Amanda Parer
music for Moby-Dick — dark ambient opera for Herman Melville’s novel (in three parts)
silverpilen — ambient music for an abandoned train station in Stockholm
driving off the spleen — experimental music and video for driving off the spleen
Molly Glentzer -- "Art daybook: The sounds of Houston"
Houston Chronicle (January 3, 2018)
Irwin and Leverette have captured a sense of their hometown as it always is but is almost never heard consciously, starting with what is essentially the breath of the city: the clamor of home demolition and construction, the whir of air-condition compressors, the whine of passing trains, the bellow of toads after rain, the voices of local TV personalities and the once-a-year clickety-clack of rodeo trail riders… The effect is both otherworldly and oddly familiar - like an atmospheric soundtrack for a Ridley Scott film.
Houston Press (March 5, 2014)