Large latex balloon, vibration motor, piezo buzzer, light, mechanical relays and electronics.
Duration: 2'30''. Activated by motion sensor.
A menacing red light and buzzing sounds are placed in a corner and covered by a large black balloon. Sound and light are projected, and the observer can see their own distorted reflection in the balloon's shiny surface. Projection in both a literal and metaphorical sense.
Sound installation. PVC conduit and electronic components. Version B1.
An artificial and automated tree is constructed from PVC conduit, piezo buzzers, colored LED lights, wiring, and microcontrollers. The tree displays four different birds, each of which is associated with a specific color and a simplified square-wave rendition of its song. This installation exists in several different versions. The version known as B1 is a single tree situated indoors, resembling a house plant.
Like a host/parasite relationship among animals, the cello in this piece is invaded by motors and electronics. The result is an unconventional cello sound and a conceptual set-up of autonomous aesthetics.
A simple archetypal musical structure is scored for different instruments. In this version, it is played simultaneously by a prepared recorder and violin without any visual contact between the musicians. The result is a kind of sloppy unison, and involuntary polyphony emerges.
Based on a scenario from 'The Snow Queen' by H.C. Andersen.
A magic mirror created by the devil distorts everything and only reflects the bad and ugly things. The mirror is dropped from the sky and shatters into billions of pieces, floating around in the world.
'Apparatus Lacrimalis' is the medical term for the physiological system producing tears. This piece illuminates the ambiguity of weeping as both an emotional and purely mechanical function. It includes excerpts of music and literature by Dowland, Bach, and Ovid.
This piece explores the concept of rotation, both as a physical/mechanical, temporal, spatial, and psychological phenomenon. Through the heavy use of motorized and mechanical objects, the four instruments are dissolved into a new instrument.