IDEA BEHIND LIVING SOUND-SCULPTURE, MADE AND PLAYED BY MARGRIET;


PNEUMA-TIX IS THE NAME OF MY SELF-BUILT LIVING SCULPTURE, ANNEX NOISE-INSTRUMENT,
CONSISTING OF 6 WHITE AIRTUBES AND 3 PNEUMATIC CYLINDERS.

THE TUBES ARE AT ONE END CONNECTED TO ELECTRONIC PNEUMATIC VALVES
(THEY ARE BY HAND CONTROLLED VIA MIDI-CONTROLLERS)
AND AT THE OTHER END TURNING AND JUMPING AROUND IN A WILD WAY,
BECAUSE OF THE AIR THAT LOOKS FOR AN EXIT AT 8 BAR AIRPRESSURE.
THE 3 CYLINDERS ARE ALSO CONNECTED TO THE VALVES AND MIDI-CONTROLLED BY HAND.

WITH THIS MOVINGS OF THE TUBES AND CYLINDERS I CREATE BEATS AND SOUNDSCAPES,
AMPLIFIED BY 2 MICS FIXED ON THE VALVES. THE 'LEFT-OVER-AIR' BLOWS DIRECTLY FROM
THE VALVE-BLOCK INTO THEM. SO YOU HEAR THE SAME RHYTHMS AS THE PNEUMATIC EVENTS
WHICH YOU SEE REAL TIME HAPPENING.

THAT SOUNDSOURCE (PICKED-UP BY THE MICS), GOES ALSO INTO MY COMPUTER,
AS SOUNDINPUT FOR DIGITAL SOUNDPROCESSING.

I PLAY WITH THE INSTALLATION AS AN INSTRUMENT WITH MOVING BACK AND FORWARD;
TO AND AWAY FROM REALITY. FROM REAL PNEUMATIC NOISE (DIRECTLY LINKED TO
WHAT YOU SEE IN THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE CYLINDERS AND THE VALVES),
TO VIRTUAL DIGITAL NOISE-LAYERS OUT OF MY COMPUTER (TRIGGERED BY LIVE SOUND-EVENTS).
BOTH ARE LIVE COMPOSED AND CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER, CONTROLLED BY ME.

TO HIGHLIGHT THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE TUBES I USE BLACKLIGHT, SO A COMPLETE EXPERIENCE
WILL TAKE PLACE.









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