HAPPENINGText: Yoshito Maeoka

Edwin van der Heide, Pneumatic sound field

A lot of modules are mounted in Tesla’s courtyard, and the sound is created from the air shot through valves in modules. Valves modulate the air pressure, creating fluctuations in pressure in the surrounding air. The valves are digitally controlled to play the disturbing noise and abrasive sound. Visitors will interact with the air vibration and acoustic sound in unusual way.

Carsten Nicolai, Fades

The simple patterns of the white light projected on the screen are synchronised with the sound in the darkness. They cast the shadow over the fog which filled the inside of the room, evoking a comfortable feeling of floating.

Janet Cardiff + George Bures Miller, Opera for a small room

Because of the effect of sound and light, the work that looks like just a hut, which is crammed with old records, is instantly changed into a small house in the American countryside and the stage of the dynamic rock cabaret show. It ended in never ending cheers and applause from the audience. It was enormously impressive installation.

Sonambiente Berlin 2006
Date: June 1st – July 16th, 2006
Place: Akademie der Kunste, Berliner Festspiele, the former Polish embassy, Allianzgeb_ude am Ku´Damm and Tesla, etc.

Text: Yoshito Maeoka
Translation: Toyofumi Miura
Photos: Yoshito Maeoka

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