George De Decker - Edward Dekeyser - Jan Seliaerts -
Koyuki Kazahaya - Leonard Caeyers - Oliver Alex
(AKA Atelier Sounddesign)
L’Ardea roteò nel cielo di Cristo, sul prato dei Miracoli
Sound installation 16 channel
One second doesn't make the difference, or one second can indeed make a world of difference! What would happen if someone sends out one second of sound in time and distance, publicizing and multiplying this same second of sound according to the rules of the Fibonacci sequence?
With starting point at the Royal Academy of Arts, Antwerp – home of Atelier Sound Design – , to arrive in Pisa (Italy), the birthplace of the mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci, who calls the series in his book Liber Abaci in the year 1202, the book publishing for the first time the Arabic numeral system in the European world.
Originally conceived as a research on exponentially growing sound in expanding concentric circles (a blueprint for a score for everyone to be read, even without hearing), this project aims to become a sound-exercise in geo-localisation, distance and timing. On how time, expansion and position interfere with culture, nature and technology in the musical field.
The exercise is presented both as a research and an action/performance, at the interface/intersection of sound(mapping), geography and golden ratio, putting Atelier Sounddesign on 16 precisely defined locations all over Europe, covering 11 national (Belgium) and 5 international stages.
Not only the result of the action (recordings, sound mapping), but also the seperate factors resulting in the action (time, length, distance, position) (=space) and position/presence consist of the result, thus exploring on the mutual (in)dependenance/feedback of space and sound and human agency.
Sixteen pulsations sway out in sixteen movements and stages to unfold, starting from 1 second from Antwerp to 987 seconds (= 16 minutes) sound in Pisa (987 = the sixteenth number of the Fibonacci sequence). On the way to the end the original sound takes on every stage a new sound environment (field recording which is recorded at each location) with it, as an avalanche of pulsations. On each of the sixteen stages photographs are taken in support of the event and to illustrate the sound travelling.
An installation for sixteen speakers and visualisation as in a sculptural approach to sound and a composition with sound as a spatial matter or a series of cadenza.
- Sound installation