In 2005 the first sound performance in the 'time code matter' series opens at Concertgebouw, Bruges (Belgium). The aim of the sound artists Christoph De Boeck and Yves De Mey is to stress the tangible aspect of sound in a setting that is both intimate and monumental. In the second 'time code matter' production (2007) they use steel resonance to create a strong physical and emotional impact.
'time code matter II' is an electronica concert and a sound performance in which sound waves are sent to twelve steel sheets through transducers. The steel plates function as loudspeaker diaphragms and add to the original sound a specific resonance, depending on the steel's dimensions. The timbre is different for each sheet since all steel objects have slightly different sizes. This giant resonating device is controlled from the performers' laptops by 12.1 surround audio software. Minimal sonic structures are laid out dynamically over the circle of 12 steel plates. Spatialisation of a sound alters the timbre of that sound as it travels along the resonating surfaces. The cyclical spatialisation produces subtle timbral and dynamic variations which depend on the position of the listener. Spectators are encouraged to move freely. In this performance you see what you hear and you feel what you see. The audience stands in the middle of this installation and this guarantees a unique listening experience for each individual. This performance pairs up with the 'timecodematter' installation by Christoph De Boeck.
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