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VIDEO: exhibition „Urbane Rituale" 2014, Flottmannhalle Herne (D)


He uses there physical existence to create the sound environment. The positions and divisions of the sound sculptures in the room makes it possible to create an ever changing sound room by their ensemble. The original, by the artist designed objects or instruments, that consist of countless mechanically-electric single elements, which he calls: "Gerausch Gestalten" and therefore also their personality, yes personification expresses, are supplied by current and produced by special designed and programmed computer network. That give the artist to not only the possibility to play each instrument separately with the help of a keyboard connected at the network, but allows the artist the active and interactive access on all instruments simultaneously.

In this way a Gerausch Gestalten orchestra emerges, in which through the actions of the artist not only a concert emerges but also the own compositions interprets, directs and can be varied. At the concert the individual objects, their phenomenon are also purely optic-aesthetic a pure pleasure, will successively be brought to live, until they unite themselves to an inclusive soundjungle. Between that exists chirping, flapping, fluttering, murmuring, crackling, sighing. The individual instruments starts to move in points and build there own noise shape, the sounds hop through the room like pebbles on the water, run through it in waves and spread in all directions. Knackdosen crack, Schellenbaum rattles, Whupi, the roomcatcher, sets his membranes in oscillation and the impressive Federine begins to rumble. Alone the soundpainting in the names has the ears sharpened. Klapperrappel, Memdrum and Wrummer, Quäker, Knister and Zirr make a recording on the scale of the feels of the goose pimples up to the stomach-aches. Technically reads itself like this: Magnets for spinning-mill machines hit on bars and wires, garagedoors springs rumble, record player motors turn rushing plastic bags. The listeners and spectators move the heads of on the right after on the left, after above and below and turned them the dearest around 360 degrees, to follow the cours"
Quelle: „Klapperrappel, Memdrum und Wrummer", Ines Kohl; Bayerischen Volkszeitung, okt 2001

more information:
>> Control of the Instruments
>> The "Selektor"

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Urban Rituals,
The soundartist Christof Schläger

Verlag Hanno Ehrler

English (PDF)

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>> chapter I. Construction of instruments
>> chapter II. Noise
>> chapter III. Sound
>> chapter IV. Composition
>> chapter V. Sculpture

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