On Hold

March 5, 2021 Mexican Summer

On Hold is a series of pieces derived from 10 transmissions of audible frequencies received through a narrow band of approximately 300 to 3400 Hz. The following longitudinal waves were obtained through telecommunications systems in the Western Hemisphere during the fifth month of the year 2018. These frequencies have been manipulated to achieve a wider enveloping soundscape to both ease and inspire. To be placed on hold is to lose a sense of power and control. To become forcefully idle until silence is broken by an unknown voice at the other end of a seemingly infinite telecommunication system.

1 Prelude in MHz  
2 Peace in the Era of  
3 Please Hold  
4 Traversing Frequency Bands  
5 Holding Pattern  
6 The Strength of Our Signals  
7 Roaming  
8 How May I Help You?  
9 Peak Bandwidth  
10 Hold On  
11 March 10th, 1876  
12 Peace in Perpetuity