(Dis)Sonata

A harmonization trial


The inner space of a loudspeaker box is transformed into a living
space for field crickets. A microphone inside the loudspeaker box
sends the insect's sounds to an Harmonizer, shifting the pitch of
the chirps in real time to the notes of a violin's play. Simultaneously,
tweeters on the ground render the harmonized chirps. In between
the playback of the violin, the insect's shifted sounds interact in real
time with the noise and voices of the visitors.

Béla Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin:Fuga, Risoluto, non troppo vivo

Wood, field crickets (gryllus bimaculatos), stones, heating lamp,
cardboard, microphones, amplifiers, harmonizer, loudspeakers

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