Analog sound generators, based on magnetic tape and optical components controlled via graphic score composed with digital interface.
APPARATUM is inspired by the heritage of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio – one of the first studios in the world producing electroacoustic music. Visitors are welcome to experience the installation and play to create their own recordings.
panGenerator drew musical and graphical inspiration from the “Symphony – electronic music” – composed by Bogusław Schaeffer. He conceived a visual language of symbols that conveyed the cues for the sound engineer responsible for the production of the piece. The installation is inspired by the general aesthetics of the Studio’s famous “Black Room” designed by Oskar Hansen.
Magnetic tape was the primary medium used in the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. APPARATUM uses two types of “tape samplers” – two 2-track loops and three one-shot linear tape samplers. To obtain noise and basic tones it utilizes purely analog optical generators based on spinning discs with graphical patterns.
Of course Eindhoven is no stranger to experimentation in electronic music - famous Dutch composer Dick Raaijmakers is seen as one of the earliest pioneers of electronic music, experimenting in the Philips Natlab back in the 1950’s. APPARATUM echoes similar aesthetic and uses much of the same techniques that were used in the Eindhoven Natlab.
Presented in collaboration with Graphic Matters, Playgrounds, Polish Design Week and Adam Mickiewicz Institute.Kindly supported by the Polish Ministry of Culture.
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