Two steelbows, that were found in an abandonned house and hung up in a room, are constantly absorbing the noises and sounds of the building, its inhabitants and its machines. Their silent vibrations are recorded with simple piezo microphones and played back into the steel again through transition speakers, that are connected to the bows. With a programm, written in pure data, a constant record - playback process is generated, and the individual sound of each bow becomes hearable in the space. Additionally two wires are tightened on the bows - the visitors can make them resonating and creating new soundlayers. Thus, the sound, that is produced through the activity and presence of the visitors is stored into a circle and shaping the base on wich others will play to later.
Prof. Anthony Moore, Susanna Schönberg
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.