ORGANS WITHOUT BODY

AUG
2019
Organ Room (Orgelsaal) at the School of Music (HFM)
Mainz
Sound-field Study for the Orgelsaal during the Gutenberg Sound Art Academy 2019 (GUSAC 2019) in Mainz.

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This sound installation was conceived during the Gutenberg Sound Art Academy, GUSAC 2019. It was a rather spontaneous iteration within the continual work series CHANNELS (CHANNELS.var11). The title is a play on Deleuzes' concept of "body without organs", and refers to the acousmatic listening situation: There are two organs, no organists. Deleuze describes his term BwO as "a collection of potentials" and a focus on the overall shape/being, not the functions of the individual parts in a system. In a reverse interpretation Neumann focused his composing on the individual sounds, speaker positions and relationships between each speaker and the physical space without stating an overall cause. The space only gets unified temporarily through the presence of the listeners.

danielneumann installation soundart klangkunst gusac gusac2019 hfmmainz

Sound-field for Neumann is the name for the three-dimensional space into which a) sounds are projected into, in response and close relationship to the existing architecture; b) in which the sounds resonate and through resonance and reverberation the physical space is being articulated; and c) the listening space in which the work is experienced. In Sound-field composition the physicality and materiality of sound itself is foregrounded. Sound becomes the sculptural gestalt.

danielneumann installation soundart klangkunst gusac gusac2019 hfmmainz

danielneumann installation soundart klangkunst gusac gusac2019 hfmmainz
danielneumann installation soundart klangkunst gusac gusac2019 hfmmainz bernhardleitner
Consultation with Bernhard Leitner

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Speaker layout::

danielneumann installation soundart klangkunst gusac gusac2019 hfmmainz
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danielneumann installation soundart klangkunst gusac gusac2019 hfmmainz