A sound installation with a complex pendulum of seven steel spheres, electronics and seven loudspeakers.
The pendulum motion depends on the touch of the audience. It creates complex rhythm patterns which repeat and gently transform until the pendulum stands still again.
The impulses between the spheres of the pendulum are tracked with contact microphones and translated into software triggers. "Repetition Is Change" is a mechanical looper, a complex metronome which gradually morphs its patterns over time. The sounds are spatialized with seven loudspeakers, one for each sphere of the pendulum. The patterns are programmed in scales of pre-recorded samples in the computer and played live by the movement of the pendulum.
Premiere: July 03-10 2021.
Produced by Musikschule Uelzen/ Daniel Orthey.
Metal works by Christoph Gunsenheimer. Electronics by Elektrobuero. Software add-ons by Leo Hofmann.
Sound and speech contributions by music students of Musikschule Uelzen and the philosophy class of the Lessing Gymnasium Uelzen.
Funded by: Musik21 Niedersachsen; Lüneburgischer Landesverband; Niedersachsen dreht auf; Verkehrsverein Uelzen e.V.