This experience was done to test the interaction of the people with the prototype. A little questionnaire was presented to the pilot users and informal conversations emerged.
The event took place on April 24th, 2012 in Fábrica Asa (Guimarães, Portugal).
After the performance Simão invited everyone to feel the vibrations in the structures. We did that and it was a brand new experience ^^
In this project Simão explores the sound using a different approach, sounds that awaken the senses, he builds a dialogue between the analogic and the digital. Can conversations also build them?
April 27th, 2012 | Performance in Fábrica ASA (Guimarães, Portugal) by Derek Holzer (USA)
“Tonewheels” is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music inventions. Transparent tonewheels with repeating patterns are spun over light-sensitive electronic circuitry to produce sound and light pulsations and textures. This all-analog set is performed entirely live without the use of computers, using only overhead projectors as light source, performance interface and audience display.
Do we need a visual support while listening to the sound?
April 27th, 2012 | Performance in Fábrica ASA (Guimarães, Portugal) by Hertzbeat Hotel (PT) & Julio Gomez (ES)
Damien Yates and Anton van Ringe, two former theology students, view themselves as microbes in a complex food chain, decomposing and releasing the energy contained in various sonic and symbolic sources; they are also deeply concerned by the use of memory and evocation in the transmutation of strata of meaning.
Herzbeat Hotel’s musical practice employs traditional instruments whose status as reservoirs of accumulated history is explored, with electronic, electric and magnetic manipulation, in an analogy of the alchemical process.
Ultimately, Herzbeat Hotel invoke illusive cultures, whose traditional and religious music they reconstitute, in a process akin to argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges’ catalogue of parallel civilizations and possible heresies.
In this particular project, Yates and van Ringe will collaborate with spanish sound researcher Julio Gomez, a member of the SinsalAudio collective, on the recording and manipulation of audio material on way cylinders.
Is it important to maintain traditional practices? Or should we get rid of the analogic and stay digital as much as possible?