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Klangverordnung – forbidden sounds in the city

A performance on the very diverse noise protection regulations in Bern between 1628 and 2012. Many sounds have been forbidden during the last centuries, like singing and shouting in the streets, motor noises, carpet beatings ...

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Groene Ruis – for a sounding tree, a hair dryer and live electronics

I play the small box tree with gestures, similar to movements used for playing a traditional musical instrument, namely the harp. I pluck its branches as if they were harp-strings. Every pluck on the tree ...

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Music Stands – the sound behind the score

What normally stays silent during a musical performance—a music stand—is creating the sound in this performance. Two music stands are unfolded at the start of the performance. Both are amplified using a contact microphone glued ...

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Song No 3 – singing through gestures

Song No 3 is a performance during which I use arm gestures normally used by singers as a byproduct of their singing performance as a means to control electronic sound. I am not making any ...

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Double Beat – for plastic bags, two heart beats, breath and electronics

This performance is for a pregnant woman. During the performance, the woman inflates plastic bags with her breath. By inflating the bags, the sound of heart beats becomes audible. The woman’s heart beats as well as the heart beats ...

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Hearing Sirens – for big portable loudspeakers

A usual fashion to hear music nowadays is through headphones. The mp3-player made more music transportable than ever before and public spaces are crowded nowadays with people, living in their own acoustic world. My project ...

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Breeze – an interactive sound installation

Five music stands are placed in a semi circle. Big sheets of paper on the stands are slowly moving and soft paper sounds can be heard when the visitor enters. As soon as the visitor ...

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Wings – an acoustic feedback performance

One loudspeaker and three microphones are placed opposite eachother. The volume is turned high, and feedback occurs. Three performers manipulate the feedback by shifting foam-board panels around, creating new spaces with every movement and therefore ...

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In blik – for tin cans and tactile transducers

In in blik, instead of musicians, five tin can towers are performing. The tin cans are humming softly, singing aloud or just breathing . At certain times though, they also try to break out of ...