Commissioned by the festival Musikprotokoll 2021
Part of tingles & clicks /graz
During the coronavirus pandemic, many art projects were relocated from physical spaces to the internet in order to remain present in the public consciousness. tingles & clicks /graz goes in the opposite direction: conceived in 2020 as an online work, the project is being realized in 2021 as an interactive installation at the MUMUTH in Graz. Here, using commissioned works in which outstanding musicians create sound environments, it places lost corporeality at its center.
Lying on wheel boards, visitors move through 4 × 4-meter fields while being detected by a tracking system. In interaction with virtual sound objects, intimate one-person listening experiences take place. The project is a continuation of a multi-year series music for bodies in motion, in which the environment and the position of the listener are the given parameters of hearing.
the other day, he is driven out into the open again. lured by the sun. for weeks, nothing but misty fog. within the lowlands.
he orientates himself by the shine of the star. trudges off. without turning around. without any plan. he has left his map at home. lets himself drift. by the rhythm of his steps. following his inner voice. it shows him the way. without hesitation. it leads him through hollow alleys. past the debris heaps. right into the thicket.
soon he is hopelessly lost. it is already dawn. his eyesight is fading. he can only feel the path. sense it with his feet. in the dark of the night.
however. the key is missing. to this secret code. only sinking willy-nilly into these messages. without understanding. yet he grasps them. with his ears he penetrates the jungle of sounds. recognizing connections. building bridges. inventing answers. discovering a world. within himself. and outside of him.
User interaction with position tracking
© Musikprotokoll / ORF
Simulation software for the other day, written in Max
© 2021 by Karlheinz Essl
Updated: 9 Jul 2021