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SONIC ART: "12921"

5. FATart Fair 9.9. - 11.9.2022
My second work from the area "sonic art" plays just like the previous one with the interactions between visual impressions and acoustic experience. The photographs were taken on 12.9.2022 in the rooms of the Kammgarn-West during the 4th FATart Fair. The sound recordings on which the composition is based were also made in the rooms of Kammgarn-West on the same day. They are mainly the voices of the visitors. This work is dedicated to the founders of FATart, Mark Damon Harvey and Ursina Gabriela Roesch.

Overall concept, photos, photo editing, composition: Annkathrin Pöpel
Audio design, mastering: Annkathrin Pöpel, Ramon Santana

(Note: You can click directly on the image to start the corresponding recording)



"Metamorphosis 3"

Performance 15.5.2022
In Metamorphosis 3, a human-machine interaction is presented visually and aurally. The kinetic sound sculpture "Sounding Influencer" creates oscillating sine tones. These are taken over by the dancer and successively changed. With the help of two sensors on her arms, the movement data is transformed into changes in pitch. The dancer creates the respective tonality based on her movements. Here the usual principle of dance - the music shapes the movement - is being reversed. This piece serves as a preparation for a larger work on the subject of human-machine interaction with the "Sounding Influencer".
Concept and composition: Annkathrin Pöpel, dance: Roxane Kalt, technical realization: Peter Färber, lighting design: Ivalina Yapova / Milena Winter, camera and editing: Patricia Meier / Matea Sušic, audio mastering: Peter Färber
"Metamorphosis 3", length 3:00 min.



"Metamorphosis 2"

Performance 27.2.2022
In Metamorphosis 2, a human-machine interaction is presented visually and aurally. The kinetic sound sculpture "Sounding Influencer" creates oscillating sine tones. These are taken over by the dancer and successively changed. With the help of a sensor on her thigh, the movement data is transformed into changes in pitch. The dancer creates the respective tonality based on her movements. Here the usual principle of dance - the music shapes the movement - is being reversed. This piece serves as a preparation for a larger work on the subject of human-machine interaction with the "Sounding Influencer".
Concept and composition: Annkathrin Pöpel, dance: Roxane Kalt, technical realization: Peter Färber, lighting design: Ivalina Yapova, camera and editing: Marie Alexis, Patricia Meier, audio mastering: Peter Färber
"Metamorphosis 2", length 3:24 min.



SONIC ART: Triptycon "iridescent voice I-III"

FATart Art Fair 10.9. - 12.9.2021
This work from the field of "sonic art" plays with the interactions between visual impressions and acoustic experience. The starting point for this is the human voice. The photographs are taken from a room in which singing was taking place during the recording. The sound recordings on which the three compositions are based are voice recordings of the composer. To these are mixed recordings of oscillating sounds of sine tones, taken from the kinetic sound sculpture "Sounding Influencer". The iridescent effect is created both when viewing the illuminated images and when listening to the respective associated composition.
Overall concept, photos, photo editing, composition: Annkathrin Pöpel
Audio design, mastering: Annkathrin Pöpel, Ramon Santana
(Note: You can directly click on the images to start the recordings)









"Metamorphosis"

Performance 23.5.2021
In Metamorphosis, a human-machine interaction is represented sonically and visually. The kinetic sound sculpture "Sounding Influencer" creates oscillating sine tones. These are interpreted by the dancer and successively extended in various degrees of freedom of movement. The one-dimensional movement of the swinging pendulum is carried into three-dimensional space and generates variations. As a result, the sound goes through a metamorphosis. This piece serves as a preparation for a larger art piece on the subject of human-machine interaction with the "Sounding Influencer".
Concept and Composition: Annkathrin Pöpel, Dance: Roxane Kalt, Technical Realization: Peter Färber, Camera: Sabrina Flückiger, Image Direction: Alexandra Moskovchuk, Audio Mastering: Peter Färber
"Metamorphosis", length 9:46 min.

Photos: Alexandra Moskovchuk



"Sounding Influencer"

Performance 11.9. / 13.9.2020
The sound sculpture plays with the interactions between 12 sine tones. These are reproduced by loudspeakers attached to 2-meter-long pendulums that swing back and forth. The oscillation causes the amplitude, frequency and phase of the sine tones to change permanently. Together with the frequencies of the listening room an oscillating channel field is created, which is experienced individually by each listener. In the sound installation, a composition sounds, which runs in a loop. Thereby with an oscillating tone and then by successively adding more tones a structure with different intervals until the sound of a whole tone series is developed. Thus half of the pendulum swings. Afterwards a further construction is developed until all 12 pendulums swing. After that, there is a division into "small groups" of four adjacent pendulums. This construction continues until all pendulums are moved again and lead to the end, where all pendulums swing out in groups of two.
With this installation, I want to explore how the oscillating sounds influence each other.
Concept, Composition: Annkathrin Pöpel, Technical Realization: Peter Färber, Audiostreaming: Dalius Singer, Input Drive: Thomas Diemer
"Sounding Influencer", length 3:00 min.
"Sounding Influencer", length 3:00 min.

"Sounding Blood 3"

Performance 25.1.2020
Pulsating heart sounds, made audible in the present with live electronics, develop their own dynamics and come to rest again. Moving loudspeakers on the bodies of the dancers fill the room with sound. Voices and light are added and wrap the heart sounds in motion. Participants: Annkathrin Pöpel (concept / direction / singer), MabintySan Conteh (singer and heart conductor), Roxane Kalt (vertical dancer), Sara Bradford (dancer), Fiona Surbeck (dancer), Ramon Santana (sound designer).
"Sounding Blood 3" (English), length 4:48 min.

HeartArt: "FATSoundMovement"

Performance 21.9.2019
Pulsating heart sounds, made audible in the present via live electronics, develop their own dynamics and come to rest again. Light accompanies their sound. Voices and dance are added, alternating, touching, merging, attracting, repulsing each other. Everything breathes. Heart sounds, voices and dance unite to form a strong FATSound movement. "HeartArt" (by HeartOpera) is a performance group and works with voice improvisation, heart sounds, live electronics and expressive dance. Performers: MabintySan Conteh (singer and heart conductor), Annkathrin Pöpel (singer), Ursina Gabriela Roesch (dancer), Diana Zucca "Lady Pinball" (dancer), Ramon Santana (sound designer).
"FATSoundMovement" (English), length 4:11 min.

"Sounding Blood 2"

Performance 22.6.2019
As part of the concert SOUNDINMOTION II, a workshop concert within the course Composing with and for Moving Speakers II, HeartOpera performed the performance "Sounding Blood II" for a singer and heart conductor, five dancers and live electronics. Moving loudspeakers brought the danced heart and voice sounds into the room.
"Sounding Blood 2" (English), length 3:52 min.

"Sounding Blood 1"

Performance 19.1.2019
Spatiality is a fundamental prerequisite in musical thinking. In the SOUNDINMOTION concert, not (only) established methods of fixed loudspeaker arrays are used to create sound spaces and sound movements, but they are realized by moving loudspeakers. But what happens acoustically and musically when loudspeakers are moved? What design possibilities are there? Here's the performance by HeartOpera.
"Sounding Blood 1", length 6:14 min.

"Heart Opera"

Performance 8.6.2018
In this performance, a dynamic interaction between heartbeat-controlled live electronics and voice improvisation is performed. The sounds or tones are generated from the voices of the singers and the speaker and are made to sound by the heartbeat through the Sound of Soul in the heartbeats in the present moment. Heartbeat-controlled light dynamics illuminate the respective sonicon of the currently sounding heart. A movable loudspeaker dynamically brings the heart sounds into the room. Heartbeat-controlled speech sounds are played during the interludes.
"Heart Opera" (English), length 5:32 min.

Solve Et Coagula: "Rührbar - Spürbar"

Performance 20.11.2018
Text-based voice improvisation at a place of power, with ECG-controlled live sounds. Text: Ursina Gabriela Roesch
"Solve Et Coagula: Rührbar - Spürbar", length 4:40 min.

Solve Et Coagula: "Raunendes A"

Performance 20.11.2018
Voice improvisation at a place of power, with ECG-controlled live sounds.
"Solve Et Coagula: Raunendes A", length 3:48 min.

Solve Et Coagula: "Ich singe wie das Herz klopft 1"

Performance 20.11.2018
Text-based voice improvisation at a place of power, with ECG-controlled live sounds. Text: Alfabet, Inger Christensen.
"Solve Et Coagula: Ich singe wie das Herz klopft 1", length 4:56 min.

Solve Et Coagula: "Ich singe wie das Herz klopft 2"

Performance 20.11.2018
Text-based voice improvisation at a place of power, with ECG-controlled live sounds. Text: Alfabet, Inger Christensen.
"Solve Et Coagula: Ich singe wie das Herz klopft 2", length 2:57 min.

Solve Et Coagula: "Lev Basar 1"

Performance 20.11.2018
Text-based voice improvisation at a place of power, with ECG-controlled live sounds. Text: Hebrew, Ezechiel 35, 26.
"Solve Et Coagula: Lev Basar 1", length 3:28 min.

Solve Et Coagula: "Lev Basar 2"

Performance 20.11.2018
Text-based voice improvisation at a place of power, with ECG-controlled live sounds. Text: Hebrew, Ezechiel 35, 26.
"Solve Et Coagula: Lev Basar 2", length 5:01 min.

Solve Et Coagula: "Raunendes Feuer"

Performance 20.11.2018
Text-based voice improvisation at a place of power, with ECG-controlled live sounds. Text: Feuerlied, from the Celtic myths "Die Kinder des Lir", Maria Schüppel.
"Solve Et Coagula: Raunendes Feuer", length 4:01 min.

Solve Et Coagula: "Raunender Wind"

Performance 20.11.2018
Voice improvisation at a place of power, with ECG-controlled live sounds.
"Solve Et Coagula: Raunender Wind", length 8:05 min.

Solve Et Coagula: "Gaia"

Performance 20.11.2018
Voice improvisation at a place of power, with ECG-controlled live sounds.
"Solve Et Coagula: Gaia", length 4:39 min.

"Galaxy of Ninths"

Performance 6.10.2018
Improvisation with ECG-driven sounds in ninth intervals
"Galaxy of Ninths", length 3:47 min.

Research

Current research project: Investigation of the effect of live monochord sounds on stress regulation in healthy adults.
In collaboration with Sandra Lutz1, Diandra Russo1, Peter Färber1 and Thilo Hinterberger2.
1: ZHDK Zurich, 2: UKR Regensburg, Germany.
Monochord, length 2:55 min.
A scientific evaluation of the performances by using the methods of Time Series Analysis is planned.



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