Performance for Instruments, mobile Loudspeakers, Balloondata und Landscape
(Unfortunately the musical and dramaturgical climax of the performance, the lift-off of the balloon, could not be captured as video, only as - beautiful - sound. To see images of the balloon flying away, please go to: "best of sounding d" (http://blogs.nmz.de/sounding-d/2010/09/13/best-of-sounding-d-das-video, 8'19 - 9'30)
FLOATING MUSIC I A performance for 16 instruments and 16 mobile loudspeakers takes place during the course of the preparation of a hot air balloon flight and the blowing up of the balloon.
ELEVATION MUSIC Then three trumpeters mount the hot air balloon and lift off. They play melodies and chords related to the coordinates (longitude and latitude) of the places they fly over. They also read the landscape beneath them as a score, interpreting it with musical gestures. Their sounds can be heard on the ground, depending on elevation of the balloon and wind direction and intensity.
FLOATING MUSIC II Via radio data from the balloon (elevation and gps - longitude and latitude coordinates) are transmitted to a laptop on the ground. The data is interpreted into MIDI data and then again transmitted individually to the 16 mobile loudspeakers. When the balloon is so far away that the radio contact is interrupted, the electronic music ebbs away.