Play it Again: New Mexico 55
Play it Again: New Mexico 55, is a site-specific sound installation. The project consists of a digitally composed musical score (Looped trt 15:00), a black baby grand piano, and a New Mexico state flag draped over the bench. Translating the English alphabet into a series of musical notes associated with the piano, each letter and vowel combination is designated a specific sound and icon created by Barrett and downloaded into a digital music program. Referring to the names of New Mexico residents killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, between 2001 and 2015, Barrett spells out each of the casualties names, letter by letter and sound by sound, creating an abstract sound experience honoring those who have passed.