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Tactile Sound Workshop – Internal Call

During the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 Alessandro Perini will present a project on tactile sound, in the frame of Peter Ablinger’s workshop „Composition Beyond Music“.
The project consists of a chair with eight vibration speakers attached. These speakers will stimulate the tactile perception of the audience in eight distinct parts of their body. The chair will be presented as an installation, and people will be able to sit on it (one at a time). The music will be experienced mainly through the body; however, the full range of the spectrum is audible. Two vibration areas will be on the back, two under the seat, two on the arm rests, two under the feet. The eight speakers are coupled in four left/right pairs. The contact speaker model is „Mighty Dwarf 26W“.


The announced workshop will be held in order to experiment with this medium. The participants will be able to adjust, expand or re-work their music in order to exploit the capability of the tactile chair at its best.


Composers taking part in the Darmstadt Summer Course are invited to submit by 15 July an 8-channel audio file. Please send a link to an online location – e.g. Dropbox –  via E-mail to:


touchmysound[at]alessandroperini.com


The duration of the file should be between two and four minutes. More information and guidelines about how to prepare the tracks, sketches of the chair, frequency response, pictures etc. can be found on the blog:


http://touchmysound.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/guidelines

 

Specific questions should be addressed directly to:
ap[at]alessandroperini.com

 

Accepted composers will be notified by 20 July 2014. The workshop session will be held during the first week of the Summer Course and the chair will be placed – playing the compositions – in the frame of some key-events and concerts.


This call is addressed to registered Summer Course participants only.

Alessandro Perini, Photo: Agostino Meroni

Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2014

 

The project is kindly supported by
Kulturbryggan

Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien

During the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 Alessandro Perini will present a project on tactile sound, in the frame of Peter Ablinger’s workshop „Composition Beyond Music“.
The project consists of a chair with eight vibration speakers attached. These speakers will stimulate the tactile perception of the audience in eight distinct parts of their body. The chair will be presented as an installation, and people will be able to sit on it (one at a time). The music will be experienced mainly through the body; however, the full range of the spectrum is audible. Two vibration areas will be on the back, two under the seat, two on the arm rests, two under the feet. The eight speakers are coupled in four left/right pairs. The contact speaker model is „Mighty Dwarf 26W“.