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For three outdoor music festivals in 2014, we created the piece Glühorgel by combining thirty light bulbs, a light organ and three microphones. The light bulbs hung up in the trees, almost hidden by the tree branches and leaves; they could be activated by noise. The microphones, held by a wooden base, recorded the sound which was then converted into electric power by the light organ. So, in order to light up the entire space marked by the light sources, interacting persons had to scream, sing or use their bodies and other gear to create a unique soundscape for the microphone to be recorded. (To light up the whole scene, all three microphones had to be activated.) Since the mics were placed in a broader circle, one person alone could never flash up Glühorgel by themselves but had to look for accomplices. When fully illuminated, the defined space changed radically from dark to bright.
Glühorgel was shown in 2014 at Feel Festival, Rocken am Brocken Festival and Fuchsbau Festival.
“concert per bombetas” (concert for light bulbs) is an audio and light installation, initially commissioned by the Culture Institute of Olot for Lluernia Festival 2012. The project is the result of an intercourse between outdated light bulbs and high tech programing, that join to create an installation in which the honored lightbulbs respond to the rhythm and frequency of sound, like an audience. The sound is created by three performers that have composed unique pieces for the bulbs. The result is a responding space in which the dancing of light and music, goes from light to dark and from noisy to delicate throughout the whole set.
A live event that ran for 7 days prior to the unveiling of the new Hyundai i40 in Geneva.
Users could assume control over a light-rig composed of 200 lights over the Internet and use it to reveal parts of the then still secret design of the car, with the result streamed back by 3 cameras from the studio in Germany.
Engineering by Schokopro.
Behind the scenes direction and editing by Ben Unwin.