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Flying Machines at singuhr-hoergalerie

Flying Machines is an exhibit of several new sound installations by Ed Osborn that take advantage of the spaces found in Berlin's Parochialkirche which is the home of the singuhr-hoergalerie. The relationships between object and sound, movement and space is the central concern of these pieces, which are described below. The show runs through June 10 and images of these pieces can be found at http://www.roving.net/installations/installations.html.

Flying Machines (2001) Flying Machines is a set of sounding objects that have in common the movement of fans and their effects in motion and sound on the sculptural objects of which they are part. The primary objects here are long mobiles that feature spinning fans suspended below delicately balanced speakers, their flowing curves lending them a lifelike aura. A study in gentle motion and organic tones, over time they reveal a complex and slowly shifting pattern of movement and sound.

Nordmaschine (2001)
In a dimly-lit room a set of small lights fade in and shut off
repeatedly at varying intervals.  Concurrent with this a set of
speakers with fans attached to them broadcast long and slowly
changing tones.  The movement of the fans causes the sounds to
modulate and a perpetually shifting resonant terrain fluctuates
around the listener.  By gently shaping an enclosed area with sound
and light, Nordmaschine functions as a physical meditation on the
passage of changing energy fields though a space.

LFOs (2001)
Standing for Low Frequency Oscillator or Low Flying Objects, LFO uses
the main room of the Parochialkirche to broadcast large sounds into a
large space made from the motion of tiny objects.  The contrast in
scale between the small and the gigantic is here rendered acute, and
the acoustic size of the Parochialkirche is brought into sharp relief.

Measure for Measure (2001)
As a way to make an audible measurement of the body in relation to
architectural spaces I have made numerous recordings of myself
walking up stairways.  By using binaural microphones to give a
realistic audio representation of the body space of the stairway,
these recordings serve as first-person document of physical
experience and a calibration of that experience to the space where it
occurred.  In Measure for Measure these recordings are used as the
source audio material to construct a composition for the stairway
space of the Parochialekirche. The source recordings come from a
variety of sources from Berlin and elsewhere; some of the recordings
are left unadorned, others are processed and reworked.

May 3 - June 10, 2001 "Flying Machines" Ed Osborn singuhr - hoergalerie in parochial vernissage: Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. opening hours : Thursday - Sunday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Long Night: Sunday, June 10, 2001

Klosterstraße 67
D-10179 Berlin
Tel/Fax: 0049-30-24724465

Subway: #2 train to Klosterstraße
S-Bahn Station: Alexanderplatz

Presented with the support of the Ev. Georgen-Parochialgemeinde,
Initiative Neue Musik Berlin, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD,
Elektronisches Studio der TU Berlin.

-- Ed Osborn Berlin, Germany edo@xxxxxxxxxx http://roving.net - all about edo http://www.auralaura.com - Audio Recordings of Great Works of Art http://www.soundculture.org - SoundCulture Web Site