video documentation of the soundinstallation "KLANGMOLKE"
by Andreas Trobollowitsch
"KLANGMOLKE is a sound installation consisting of four altohorns, one trumpet, and one milking machine (comprising a milk can, a vacuum pump, a pulsator, and four suction arms).
The four suction arms are connected to the mouthpieces of the four altohorns, while the vacuum pump is connected to the trumpet. The suction arms aspirate the air through the altohorns and blow it via the pulsator, the milk can, the vacuum pump, and a specially manufactured silicone-mouthpiece into the trumpet. In this process the sound will be produced and influenced in two different ways:
on one hand due to the pulsator (that in normal use mimics the calf's natural sucking process) that creates alternating right or left rhythmic elements, audibly as well as visually; and on the other, due to the fragile balance of pressure and release, which generates sound textures in between tone and noise.
Both the milking machine and the brass instruments are chosen deliberately—they refer to rural objects and musical instruments that, in combination, create a futuristic looking sound sculpture.
recorded at "Pelzgasse 20", Vienna, 2020