- five kinetic sound sculptures, 1997
A white ball is hanging from a thread in the air somewhat above
eye-level, swinging lightly. Suddenly the ball falls down. It hits a
circular metal disc. This event causes a sound with long resonance and
with strong beats of overtones.
After a noticeable pause the ball is pulled up again by the thread and
stops as before at eye-level. A strong sound could possibly stop the
ball during falling down; in this case after a short break the ball is
lifted again. Also the sounds of the other four sculptures are able to
stop the active ball in the same way. These interferences of the five
sound sculptures can be quite a surprise.
The five sculptures have sounds that differ in pitch and tone colour.
Because each of the sculptures has different long pauses at the top and
at the bottom their sounds are shifting all the time. The result is a
sound pattern that changes permanently, but in the long term preserves
its basic weaving structure.