Modul 2.4 Patrick Franke, Daniel Neumann

Concert for glass sheets, computer, and room microphone.

For the concert Modul 2.4 three glass sheets are used instead of conventional loudspeakers to play back a composition from Patrick Franke. This composition is made of audio recordings from a Dan Flavin exhibit*. Franke selected sounds that represent a certain spatiality as they resonate with the glass sheets. As the composition is played back, Daniel Neumann records the emerging sound in the room and generates live his portion of Modul 2.4. He uses a multitrack re-recording technique in which the room functions as an architectural filter and is played as an instrument.

In this performance, the focus is on the acoustic communication within a defined media system. The limits of the system are defined, for example, by the acoustic properties of the glass sheets. Following the methods of musique concrète or tape music, the manipulation of the materials is limited. So that the piece is transparent, and tangible, Franke and Neumann also don’t use effects or plugins.

*Dan Flavin - Eine Retrospektive - Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 2006

  • Year of composition: 2009
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: three glass sheets, three transducers, two condenser microphones, mixing board, two computers, pa
  • Software used: max/msp
  • Duration of the submitted work: 24:12

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