Today we launch our sound installation #ThroughSegments across four floors of staircase of the Kunsthaus (Modern Art Museum) Graz. Tomorrow Sat 11h there is a tour and talk. The piece is part of the project #AlgorithmicSegments
Light and text installed, soldering done, one week to go for #WritingSimultan - still lots of cabling, screwing, setup, programming.
status: setting up #infiltration at esc media art lab, Graz
Working on the sound composition of #infiltration in my studio. Six days till opening 😮
Those acrylic discs still smell of laser cutting, hmmmm
Tomorrow Wed July 22 at 19:30 we open the first piece in the parcours #AlgorithmicSegments.
It is a sound/text/video installation by Jonathan Reus titled "Wordless: A Conversation with Samuel Beckett and Morton Feldman at the End of History", presented at the fassade of Forum Stadtpark #Graz.
Jonathan was guest at the ALMAT project in 2018, and the piece is sort of a further development of ideas hatched there.
infrared sensor "switch matrix" from our installation #ViceVersa at Wasserspeicher Berlin Prenzlauer Berg anno 2007. The idea was that all the cables will be hidden inside this box, LOL. This is how messy it was behind the scenes ;)
Devising an algorithm to drop from a huge pool of automatically generated sounds those that have a pretty much static and non-modulated spectrum.
Arrived at one that takes relatively large time windows, calculates some dozen mel filter coefficients, for each calculates the ratio of 85 to 15 percentile across time, and thresholds at the mean and max of those ratio sets. Works pretty well so far.
Just after eight, we encountered these strange patches on a house wall. After closer inspection, it turns out these are all spider webs, moist after the rain and thus reflecting in the sunset (it took me five minutes to get the camera, so the illumination was already less impressive than we saw it first; I'll try again tomorrow to shoot this).
For #infiltration, we found 47 of these acrylic discs, only needing to be laser cut to serve as speaker walls. This was just such an amazing "lucky find" in the light lab of TU Graz, we only need to get one extra plate.
If you are not familiar with acoustics, one has to place speakers either inside an enclosure (the conventional "box"), or you create a large surface, the travelling distance from the back centre around the boundary back to the front determining the lowest producible frequency.
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