Lukas Grundmann sound artist

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echo + x

echo + x


– sound installation

[2 Channels, shotgun microphones, hyper-directional speakers, max/msp]

Break, Der große elektronische Schwindel, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 2014

Break – was a live performance and intervention that took place during the 15 minute intermission of the concert event “Der große elektronische Schwindel” at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Working together with Jacob Eriksen, Jasmine Guffond, Julia Holzberger, Daisuke Ishida, Gosia Lehmann and Alex Poletajev, Break was composed of four sound pieces in different parts of the building. The pieces corresponded with each other to create a coherent site-related experience during the 15 minute break.

For „echo + x“ shotgun microphones were pointing at the bar area. Drink orders and private discussions were recorded and shortly after, each recording was played back with hyper-directional speakers pointing in the same direction. People standing at the bar heard an echo of their own actions. Using hyper-directional speakers the echo was hitting the ears of the listeners, resulting in an intimate yet uneasy listening experience. Whereas listeners might recognized their own voices, sounds from earlier recordings and selected samples from different places embedded the echo in an alienating virtual soundscape.