resonor

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Resonor

Großer Wasserspeicher Berlin 2017

4 sound channels: loudspeakers, metaltubes (3m, 5m, 6m, and 8m long). 30 min composed loop.

This site-specific soundinstallation explores the acoustics of the former water reservoir in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, which has long been the host of the Singuhr Hörgalerie. Architecture becomes an active organic element to the installation, shaping the sound and its distribution, almost seeimng a being on its own. Objects, bodies and the building act as filters in an simbiotic interrelated interaction, which shapes the sonic event. Space becomes an instrument through which the soundbody flows. Drones and whistling emerge from different directions at different times. The human voice is abstracted through reverberations and resonances of the body of the singer, the tubes, the space. The visitor becomes an active cell in this body of sound and walls, where movement shapes his own particular experience. The labirynthic structure of the building resembles a human troath. Visitor, architecture and sound form a new body, a new organism of events and relations. The space is activated in various sonic ways, this net of inter-fluences creates the title resonor, I am being sounded.

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bardo / བར་དོ་

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Bardo / བར་དོ་

Crematory Südstern, Berlin 2016

3 channels: transducer, copper tubes, light source, gold foil. Transforming loop.

Bardo (from the Tibetan བར་དོ་ – intermediate state, in-between state, transitional state) relates to the constant evolving moment in between past and future: the Now. It is the change from one state into another, a flowing transformation of realities. This installation was located in the passageway of the underground area of a former crematory. Architectonically it is a zone in which bodies circulate from one space to another. Copper tubes were integrated into space and played by transducers. The metal of the tubes resonates by sine waves, the sound sources (invisible, hidden behind the copper tubes) become difficult to locate. The passageway points toward a golden shining door, rustling softly in occasional breezes. A sense of strangeness shapes the atmosphere.

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soundaltar

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Crematory Südstern Berlin 2017

3 sound channels: 2 loudspeakers, 1 transducer and metalplate, neon lights. Repeating 20 min composition.

The invisible container of the elevator from the altar to the underground area of the crematory becomes a resonating body through the attached transducer, which also makes a metal plate facing upwards vibrate. 2 loudspeakers facing also up emitt the sounds of a full, vibrant stream, a loud constant current of noises, which fills the room. From the sonic differences in between the resonating metalplate and the loudspeakers different sonic effects emerge while walking through the room. The verticality of the very high built altar area is enhaced, by everything being orientated towars the ceiling window. Abstract and weather noises stream from down to up. Different areas over- and underground are connected through sound. The sound stream breaks at the end, leaving a sudden silence, leaving the stage to light and shadow contrasts and the continuing soundstream of our memory.

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transorchestra

Transorchestra

48 Stunden Neukölln Festival Berlin 2016

10 sound channels: 8 transducers + 2 loudspeakers, objects, neon lights, windows. Transforming loop.

Transorchestra is an orchestra of objects. Surfaces vibrate and become loudspeakers themselves, sound and noise throughpasses various materials. Things are being played by sonic impulses, reacting they color the sound. Moving balls, resonating tubes, coppersculptures, wooden balls and windowglasses habitate the stage, becoming the players themselves. In this atmospheric space, sound events emerge from different directions. The sound sources are spread spatially, inviting visitors to move around.

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maya

 

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Maya

Sala Mare Nostrum Málaga 2018

Performed installation, video projection, papersculpture, sound; Spain 2012 and 2013

MAYA is an audiovisual installation which can be performed in real time together with Jose Vertedor. A mapped video is projected on a net-like paper structure, creating a 3-Dimensional space behind the structure through projections of light on the walls of the room. The video responds to the sound, which can be performed in real time. In Indian philosophy, Maya is that what exists but constantly changes, an illusion of the senses. Maya relates here to the illusory net of perception and phenomena in the world through our senses. It draws a tension between real and unreal space. The body becomes an important instrument in the exploration of visual and physical space, which are on the limits of reality, creating a virtual illusory space through light.