1. In Dutch, the expression 'een klap van de molenwiek', literally a hit by the windmill, is used to say that someone is a little bit crazy. The title of this work, Quiet Before the Storm, refers to the sensation of spiritual enlightenment described by Dostoyevsky's Prince Myshkin in The Idiot, as preceding an epileptic fit, and the notion of numinous sound (sound of divine origin) put forth by the anthropologist Donald Tuzin during his studies of the Bullroarer cult in Papua New Guinea.

    In Quiet Before the Storm an ensemble of rotating rubber bands stretched on wooden crosses is used to create a ritual experience in which audible frequencies and infrasound travel through space and around the perceiver, inducing unordinary psychological states. By employing a prehistoric technique of sound production which predates Pythagorean notions of music and mathematics, Quiet Before the Storm addresses cognitive processes concerning perception and transcendence that escape the boundaries of what can be objectively measured, notated or recorded.

    Reference: Miraculous Voices: The Auditory Experience of Numinous Objects, Donald Tuzin, in Current Anthropology, vol 25 (dec., 1984), pp 579-596, The University of Chicago Press

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  2. TIME TO X is a 96 channel sound installation that transforms the fourth dimension (time) into a geometrical dimension (x).
    The listener can physically move in time and has the possibility to experience audio in a new way.

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  3. Entrevista a Francisco López en la selva del Amazonas durante el taller "Mamori Sound Project" en 2011. Este video es un fragmento de la entrevista realizada al artista sonoro madrileño y publicada con motivo del décimo aniversario de mediateletipos.net.

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  4. The work is composed by 1629 earphones embedded in a 180 cm diameter wooden parabolic antenna and 24 electronic boards that distribute sound from a mp3 player to each earphone.
    The parabolic geometry allows for all the sound sources to coincide at a focal point one meter away from the structure's center, which results in a noticeable increase in the general volume due to the addition of each earphone's low decibel intensity. Another characteristic of this work is that the disposition of the earphones causes the sound to stop being individual and become public. This is due to the fact that the earphones are exposing their faces, or their speakers' fronts, which are usually hidden inside of the ear.
    This disposition of elements refers to a large speaker, a medium that reproduces sound; however, this is not a neutral medium, like the common home speaker. By the contrary, it does not pretend to fade its materiality into the context that surrounds it, for it is constructed by diverse visual elements loaded with social-cultural meanings. The installation's possible interpretations are actualized depending on which sound track it is playing.

    Regarding the soundtrack, it can be said that it is the main binding element within the context in which the work is located. That is to say, the work's visual symbols meanings vary depending on which soundtrack is used in each place that the work is installed.
    In the case of “Synthetic Volume”, first version of the work in Gallery Concreta, Chile,
    The soundtrack was composed using abstract sounds designed especially to excite the room's reflective walls and to displace the sound within the geometry of the space as a way to emphasize the volume's intensity and its sculptural aspects. In this exhibition the exploration of the volume materiality as an aesthetic parameter of appreciation was privileged.

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Diploma de Postítulo en Arte Sonoro, Universidad de Chile

Rainer Krause

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