Transference, 2015


Cracked and broken, the stone floors of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery produce tones within the large interior spaces that have become a part of the experience of visiting the gallery.

Recording the sounds of the loose stones, I have created a small collection of audio files that can be used as text message alerts. The piece, Transference, disconnects the sounds from a visit to the Albright-Knox and allows for new contextualization as they are assigned to phone contacts and incoming messages. After developing new associations to the tones, revisiting the gallery and stumbling upon an unexpected note from a loose stone will ellicit feelings not connected to the normal experience of the space.


The ZIP compressed folder contains both MP3 for Android and M4R files for iPhone.







Installing Ringtones on an Android Device
Download the compressed .ZIP folder from the website onto your computer


1. Uncompress the .zip file and copy the MP3 files to your android phone.

2. Go to Settings > Sound > Device ringtone. You will see a list of the phone’s default ringtones.

3. Tap the Add button to launch the media manager app.

4. You will see a list of music files stored on your phone. Select one and tap Done.

5. Your selected MP3 track will now be your custom ringtone.




Installing Ringtones on an iPhone


Download the compressed .ZIP folder from the website onto your computer


1. Uncompress the .zip file and drag the M4R files into iTunes.

2. Connect your iPhone to your computer.

3. Select it in iTunes and click the Tones tab.

4. Ensure the new tones are check-marked in the Tones library and Sync the iPhone.