ROTOЯ

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ROTOЯ is a commissioned-work that was premiered at the SAT Montreal in cooperation with the 20th edition of MUTEK Festival Montreal in August 2019 and left quite an impact on the audience.

‘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;

NEXT DATES

* Bruxelles / Plaisir D’Hivers / Dec 2019, tba
* Salzburg /Arge, Performing Sound / tba
* Vienna / February 2020, tba
* Graz / Tripledecker, Forum Stadtpark / March, tba

SUPPORTED BY

BKA, SAT Montreal, MA7-Vienna

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