‘Brilliant show from Patrik Lechner and Peter Kutin last night. What the dome was made for.’ TOUCH DESIGNER
The piece’s center of attention is a rotating / kinetic sound-sculpture, the Rotor. It is a variation of Kutin’s TORSO#1 (winner of Ars electronica’s golden Nica for digital music & soundart in 2019) and has been realised in cooperation with Mathias Lenz (engineer) and Patrik Lechner (video-programming). The Rotor is equipped with a four channel speakersystem and a 360° camera. The artists control the speed of it’s rotation and related it to the projected images and the resulting sound. The acceleration / deceleration become main parameters which influence and manipulate the sound emitted into the room with great effect resulting in a hypnotic movement, a pulsating soundscape and procedurally distorted images. In Montreal’s SAT, which features an 360° video-projection as well as an Ambisonic surround-system, the Rotor was positioned in the center with the audience surrounding it.
As an inspiration the artists refer to Paul Virilios Dromology, describing speed itself, the metaphorical racetrack, as a central element of society, media and warfare. Inevitable auditory and visual feedback is used as a central aesthetic element: The rotating speakers are amplified by static microphones, provoking complex feedback loops and patterns, that trigger psychoacoustic sensations;
* Bruxelles / Plaisir D’Hivers / Dec 2019, tba
* Salzburg /Arge, Performing Sound / tba
* Vienna / February 2020, tba
* Graz / Tripledecker, Forum Stadtpark / March, tba
BKA, SAT Montreal, MA7-Vienna