FLORIS VANHOOF Talking Gongs
- Edicoes CN
- CD ---- yen (税込)
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On this 30 minutes recording, the sounds produced by sending electronic signals through two orchestral gongs interact in a garden setting. The recording, made during sunset, reveals a world of electronic tones, birds, the wind rustling through the trees, a gallery owner, a slamming door, a passing train, and neighbors talking. One thing this installation shows us is the fact that not only one is witness of the magic of sound trough a conductor and of a poetic - almost archaic - image of two orchestral gongs exhibited in a garden, but one is also drawn closer to the musicality of the environment. Not unlike a Japanese Rock Garden, yet more playful, direct and maybe even … simple.
"Installation in which automatically resonating gongs hang in two metal frames. The gongs function as loudspeaker membranes that translate pre-recorded vibrations into sound. As the signal alternates between both gongs, these disk shapes seem to communicate with each other. With this installation I found a way to translate the electronic sounds that I play on a modular synthesizer to a museum context. Vibrations make reverb while traveling through the shiny metal alloy of the gongs. This enhances our spatial sense of the two-dimensional disks floating in the cubes.” (Floris Vanhoof, 2016. )