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Documentation video of Fantasie#2, performed @Radialsystem Berlin by Maria Reich and Franziska Aller
Fantasie#2 is an audiovisual performance for objects burning in earth's atmosphere, artificial intelligence and human musicians
With the help of an antenna facing south-west, the artists receive the signal from a French military radar system called GRAVES. This transmits radio waves from the ground to space; high atmospheric layers reflect them back to earth. This reflection registers each object as it enters the Earth's atmosphere.
Two musicians perform these data in real time. The noise of the sky is translated to the range of the respective instrument. Atonal soft noises sound unanimously as long as no meteor, satellite particles, unknown flying object or other artifacts disturb the silence of an unharmed atmosphere. However, the impacts of the incandescent objects in the Earth's atmosphere are set to music by both performers together. While one instrument receives the raw signals as notation, the notes of the second instrument are algorithmically alienated: an artificial intelligence searches the raw data for the tiniest possibilities of music, taking these unknown, non-worldly sounds as an occasion to dream of familiar melodies.
In a kind of musical relay, the piece is ideally performed over several hours, taking into account the timeless character of the meteorites, the universe and its potential inhabitants.
In collaboration with Christian Losert.
Special thanks to Ensemble Resonanz.
All pictures and video from performance @Radialsystem Berlin.
Performing musicians: Maria Reich (violin), Franziska Aller (contrabass), Cansu Tanrikulu (voice), James Banner (contrabass),
Created as part of the fellowship program #bebeethoven, a project by PODIUM Esslingen on the occasion of the Beethoven Anniversary 2020, funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
The series is based on an extensive database of pulsars and neutron stars from the Australian National Telescope Facility. Exploring the rhythms and wavelengths of these rotating sources of radio emission for aesthetic patterns and harmonies, the extremely fast pulses and strong gamma rays of these exotic celestial bodies are transformed into clicks, sine waves and light. The minimalistic multi-channel piece stringently follows the specifications of the currently known 2659 pulsars. When discovered in 1967, the precision and apparent artificiality of the received signal led the researchers to nickname the unknown phenomenon LGM-1, for “little green men”. Over three movements, Quadrature’s interpretation builds an increasingly dense space of sound and light in honor of these metronomes of the universe.
Duration approx. 20 minutes.
Size and Setup variable.
In collaboration with soundartist Kerim Karaoglu.
LGM#2 was created as part of the #bebeethoven fellowship program, a project by PODIUM Esslingen on the occasion of the Beethoven anniversary 2020, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
Created with the use of ATNF Pulsar Catalogue (www.atnf.csiro.au), Manchester, R. N., Hobbs, G.B., Teoh, A. & Hobbs, M., AJ, 129, 1993-2006 (2005)
Concept and production: VOLNA, 2A Production
Video and photo: VOLNA
Lighting operator: Mark Zaicev
Music: Ultra Milkmaids - injection
Project commissioned by Roots United
© VOLNA (2019) © Ultra Milkmaids (2010)
The large-scale kinetic light installation “Empyrean” was created as a stage design for the event 59 ° 57 '/ 30 ° 19' by Roots United, which took place on Oct. 19th, 2019 at the Mutabor club in Moscow.
Together with Atelier Markgraph we created an AR exhibit on connected and electric mobility.
Client: Daimler AG
Lead agency, contractor: Atelier Markgraph
Team: Dennis Boleslawski, David Brüll, Alex Henker, Eno Henze, Christian Tielmann, Nils Weger
© 2018 - NSYNK Gesellschaft für Kunst und Technik mbH
Client: Volkswagen AG
Partner, contractor: ACHT FRANKFURT
NSYNK Team: Dennis Boleslawski, David Brüll, Miriam Guter, Alex Henker, Eno Henze, Christian Tielmann, Valérie Vogt
AR camera crane: Egripment
Arri Trinity camera tracking: TrackMen Ltd
© NSYNK Gesellschaft für Kunst und Technik mbH 2018
Client: Daimler AG, Stuttgart
Show: Atelier Markgraph, Frankfurt am Main with Monomango, Berlin and NSYNK, Frankfurt
Music, Sounddesign and Motion Graphics: Monomango, Berlin
Augmented Reality Media Creation and Technical Realisation: NSYNK, Frankfurt
Camera Tracking: Spidercam, Feistritz im Rosental / NSYNK, Frankfurt
Camera: LOOX-TWO, Frankfurt/Main; Atelier Markgraph, Frankfurt/Main; XL-Video, Stuttgart
Author: Atelier Markgraph, Frankfurt/Main
Cut: Atelier Markgraph, Frankfurt/Main
Music: Monomango, Berlin
Sound mixing: audioworks, Wiesbaden
Speaker: Jonathan Lloyd, Pfeddersheim
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