This graphical score and performance maps the sexual activity (or lack thereof)
in two pornographic movies, The
Masseuse (1990) and Jenna Jameson is The Masseuse (2004). Both
movies were directed by Paul Thomas and the stars in both movies won AVN Awards
for Best Actor and Actress. My challenge was to take pornography and mutate it
into music. My methodology was to transcribe the sexual activity from the movies
and form a database. From this database, I ranked the activity from least frequent
to most frequent, which I then mapped to the tonality of that section. I plotted
the activity on a grid and compressed the data for each movie to five minutes
long. I then assigned instrumentation to the data, based on their frequency.
first public performance of this piece was at Michael Schumacher's
Diapason Gallery. A video is available here.