Patrick Topitschnig

Schwinger

2006/2011, Audio-Performamce

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Schwinger is based on the maori ball dance ritual, which is practised as leisure sport in Western countries today. The basic figures of the Poi play are used in order to make a sound-reception beyond the static speaker setup situation possible. Swinging loudspeakers make the conversion of the round flowing movements possible and translate the asymmetry of the play into an auditory dimension.

 

Two loudspeakers which are connected with an amplifier swing, instead of the two conventional Poi balls. Trough some fundamental Poi motions, different single sounds and/or sound landscapes are sent into space. Different sound patterns result from the room size, the speed and the movement patterns of the swinging.

 

The focus of this performance is the movement of the sound in the space and the resulting sound dynamics, not the elegance of the movements of the player. Artful rockers around the body is secondary, whereby a physical, prancing component is desired. While the fusion of the implemented movements and their aesthetics with the absorbed audio output is indispensable, the sound experience around the Oscillator is primary.

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