Audio installation for the KTH Bell in the ReaktorHallen_
Virtual clock tower synthesizing 5000+ bell sounds based on physical modeling (TAMS)_
The clock tower plays every half hour, let you reflect on the meaning of Time_
The clock tower,
long ago the keeper of Time,
is no longer taken into consideration.
We are losing the opportunity to wait,
chasing the past moment already gone,
looking for the future one
that has to come.
We do not listen to the time anymore,
sure to be able to control it_
Beside the precision of the tolling bell,
there is the personal relationship with time,
its subjective presence in our lives.
Approaching the clock,
everyone has a different
perception of the seconds flowing,
the ticking of hands is no longer regular,
Time Flows acts like a virtual clock tower.
the mechanism keeps the time
tolling its bell every half hour_
Every time the clock tower rings
its timbre changes
as if the bell could hold
thousands of different shapes in one_
With a sound variety of over
5000 different timbres
from the TAMS Synthesys,
the KTH bell stops being a material object
turning into a timeless symbol.
it sounds different each time
- swinging from shiny tones
to the darkest ambiences_
R1 ReaktorHallen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
Drottning Kristinas väg 51, 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden
Time Flows is an audio installation presented @KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm during the last Music Tech Fest in 2018.
The project has been also presented @ZKM in Karlsruhe as an MTF Labs contribution for the "Open Codes - The World as a Field of Data" 2018 exhibition.
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