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Like “Berlin, Mitte der Welt” this is a spinoff of the G-Player series. As usual (some of) the sounds are a 1:1 interpretation of topographic data, this time imprinted on a vinyl disk that sits on top of an elaborate object that alludes to planetary motion. Above a chandelier-pendulum with a laser pointer “scratches” across the disk’s grooves which in turn is sonified and played back thru a rotating speaker, part of the above object.
Klangkunst am Bau. A site-specific installation for the courtyard of Musikhochschule Mainz. An organ (mechanical, but electrically controlled) accompanies the acoustic mix coming from 24 rehearsal rooms. Each of these rooms is equipped with a pitch analyzer connected to a server where the overall dominant frequency is determined, that is sent to the organ .
Tracing the path of the Berlin U2 subway at the surface with a video camera, then juxtaposing it with the tunnel view. Presented in “stereo” on monitors inside the subway carriages, synced to realtime with a jog wheel from the cab’s shotgun seat.
A frame without picture, but with sound. Controlled by a radar sensor.
New enclosure for a powerful Revox motor with speed control.
Spinning ping pong balls around 2 axes. Intricate patterns turn into concentric circles. High speed, high precision stepper motors with custom drivers controlled by FPGAs solving 5th-order equations in realtime, with a focus on event timing. Also filmed with cameras to be presented on a series of monitors.
Tracking a balloon that carries trumpet players as well as sensors, transmitting information to a server that drives a set of MIDI sound modules, all wireless.