The installation comprises 14 zithers, cable and a variable number of small dc motors prepared with silicone cords and stones. The strings of the instruments are excited when the material attached to the motors strikes the strings as the motors
The way in which this mechanism activates the instruments is partly determined by speed changes in the motors from the computer but especially by the weight and oscillation of the materials attached to the motors. The chords which are carefully composed for each instrument, overlap evolving an interlacing of tones and nuances in which the visitor is immersed.
Rubén D’Hers is a guitarist and a sound artist from Caracas (Venezuela) based in Berlin. He currently focuses his work on sound installations, playing with the notion of open tunings, like potential autonomous sound spaces, but also like processes of composition.
His work was exposed and presented in places such as ZKM in Karlsruhe (OF), Neues Weimar Museum (OF), Pure Convention Dated (OF), SeaM Weimar (OF), LAB 30 Klangkunst Tries out Augsburg, Heart of Noise Festival and Donau Festival (AT), Netwerk, centrum voor hedendaagse kunst (BE), Oficina #1 (5TH), The Empty Gallery (HK) and Klangraum Krems (AT)…
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