(Dis)Sonata


The inner space of a loudspeaker box is transformed into a living space
for bred field crickets, simulating their natural biotope, a circadian rhythm
regulated by tremperature and light. 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 response to the music play.
In between the playback of the violin, the insect's shifted sounds interact
in real time with the noise and voices of the visitors.

Playback of selected violin pieces / Live performances, since 2009

Cello: Anna Werzowa, violin: Max Sudhues

Wood, crickets, stones, branches, cardboard, speakers, heating bulb, stones,
food, microphones, amplifiers, harmonizer, tweeters

** sound samples/performance







Installation views: Museum Villa Rot, 2012