talking landscapes

2009, concert installation.
100 loudspeakers, cables, bowls, 4 channel audio
A project by ESC im Labor and steirischer herbst in coope-ration with musikprotokoll 09.
Funkhaus pond ORF, Graz

At sunrise and sunset, several loudspeakers emitting sound are placed on the surface of the pond. The loudspeakers form four floating sound islands. The sound develops into fragmentary soundscapes that spread across the surface of the water at staggered intervals of time. Talking Landscapes is an attempt to create a space in which observers come into direct contact with the surroundings and their innermost personal world.

Photos © Gernot Muhr