(Virtual environment with stereoscopic projection and spatialized sound)

Agueda Sim�

Gregorio G. Karman

Mimesis is like a portable workbench laboratory, a mirror through which users immerse into a magical well full of life, an audiovisual landscape where reality is turned inside out, far beyond the screen. The user's interaction and the narrative are inspired in mimetism, a coevolutionary phenomenon of nature.

gf off

Stefan Kersten

Martin Rumori

Daniel Teige

gf_off is an interactive 32 channel sound installation controlled by the Visitor. Via a portable handheld computer sounds can be selected, manipulated and positioned in realtime on a 3m*1.5m loudspeaker matrix. With the handheld computer as an interface, the visitors are able to paint an urban auditive picture on the speaker canvas.


Wernfried lackner

Heinrich Pieper

Oswald Berthold

Gullibloon is about sonification and visualization of network activities. Things happening on the internet (or parts of it) are scanned, processed and transformed into sound and images in real time. Data is collected from different layers of network communication, from low level administrative information of single network packets up to transcripts of chat systems, weather data available on the net, web access statistics and other freely available information. The result of the transformation into multimedia data is also fed back into the system as audio and video streaming sources available to the public. Access to these streams affects the system as well, creating a feedback loop including the viewer.

�ltimo Esfuerzo Rural (2004)

Peter Bosch

Simone Simons

�ltimo Esfuerzo Rural ("Last Rural Effort") is composed of two rather different installations. Both produce sounds, big or little, always coarse, sensitive and individual. One part consists of giant "zambombas" (lions roars), made of barrels, measuring 1.3 m and played by pneumatic cylinders. The other part is built-up of wooden hayforks which scratch on metal plates, glass or wood. These hayforks are mounted on springs and driven by oscillating motors, a technique we have used also in previous projects. Both machines have such a peculiar sound world, that its origin cannot be other than the countryside. ?ltimo Esfuerzo Rural was commissioned by the Instituto Valenciano de la Msica and premiered at the festival ENSEMS, Valencia, May 2004.

Since 1990 Peter Bosch (1958) and Simone Simons (1961) have focused on the development of "music machines", which, by balancing at the edge of order and chaos, possess certain creative powers. Since 1997 they work and live in Valencia, Spain. In 1998 they received a Golden Nica in the section of Computer Music at the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. In 2005 their work has been shown at the ACMI (Melbourne), AUDIOFRAMES (Lille) and Observatori (Valencia).

Cuadros sonoros / Frutos de Risset

Juan Sorrentino

The multiinstrumentalist, composer and sound artist, Juan Sorrentino lives in C�rdoba (Argentina). His sonic works have been presented in South and North America and Europe, and have received several international prizes. He is coordinator of the record label "Industria Dom�stica Discos".

Sonic paintings is an audiovisual installation in which a white canvas with an added speaker plays a voice that describes a painting. The voice only gives a formal description of the painting, avoiding any reference to its title or author. The name of each piece is given by the description duration (e.g. Two minutes, forty-eight seconds), while the canvas measurements coincide with the ones of the painting they describe. Several canvases are disposed in the same room, making voices mix, as in a reception, although the audience can still distinguish one description from another, when getting closer to each canvas. Four series exist to that point: "Argentinean Sonic Paintings", "Stolen Sonic Paintings", "Spanish Sonic Paintings" and "Sonic Portraits".

Risset's Fruits is a sonic installations consisting on a tree with 12 loudspeakers that hang irregularly of its branches, while reproducing the famous glissando created by French composer, Jean-Claude Risset. This tone, which produces the illusion of a permanently descending sound, is related with the idea of fruits that fall for growing again; of a circular and infinite time.

Bent Leather Band Instruments

Joanne Cannon

Stuart Favilla

The Bent Leather Band, inspired by Australian composer Percy Grainger's experimental work, will be displaying their custom built leather instruments, including a serpentine bassoon and light harp. The band members will be on site to give demonstrations and information about Grainger and the making of the instruments.