The Melody Indicator

by Erica Baum

“As it curves near the guide line SING SOFTER.” The player piano roll as poem.

“The Melody Indicator” was produced in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, as part of Triple Canopy’s contribution to the exhibition Postscript: Writing after Conceptual Art, curated by Nora Burnett Abrams and Andrea Andersson and on view between October 12, 2012, and February 3, 2013. “The Melody Indicator” was also published as part of Triple Canopy’s Internet as Material project area, which receives support from the Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Jesse Greer, “Flapperette,” 1926.