It’s always a great pleasure witnessing the genesis of new work under the roof at the Achtergracht – and subsequently following their diffusions. Two such wrought can be heard and experienced in Rotterdam/Netherlands during the Redsound festival this week from 13-15 April:
The Maastunnelproject PulseFF by Jan-Bas Bollen, who’s seen here (on the left) together with Byungjun Kwon, the STEIM developer of the installation, enjoying a break at the Lab. I’d not be surprised in the least if we’ll see this beautifully conceived sound installation in quite a few guises more after it’s premiere. By the way, take a bicycle if you can, else stay close to the walls:_)
Technical info on the installation (designed and built by Byungjun Kwon):
- Programmable audio player(start, stop, volume, LED brightness) controlled by remote server(up to 1.5Km).
- Self loop routine in case of missing the remote sync signal.
- Very bright LED(phillips Luxeon, 1W, blue) programmed to blink at the audio peak.
- Modular system, easy to embed other sensors or output devices.
- USB and wireless programming option.
- 5V, 430mA
- VMUSIC2 (programmable mp3 player)
- Zigbee ( RF tranciever)
- Arduino ( micro-controller)
- Audio peak controlled LED
CampoSanto (Holy Ground) is by Felipe Peréz Santiago, another highly talented composer/sound artist who created the original version of CampoSanto in our Studio 2 in 2004 . Kronos Quartet did a powerful rendition of it in Eindhoven I remember, and I’m sure David Harrington and his colleagues can be counted on for no less dazzling a performance coming Sunday evening.