Tower of Babel
for 8-channel electronic sounds
The ancient Greeks and Hebrews believed that human beings were motivated by ideals that they could never, ever reach. Though we know in our hearts that many of the goals and ideals that propel our lives are naive or impossible, they give us meaning, connection, and direction. Like Sisyphus, whose rock always escaped him right as he would reach the top of the mountain, we build and rebuild our Towers of Babel despite disappointments, shattered dreams, and unrealized potentials.