3 Farben [soundinstallation]
18. 05. – 02. 06. 2016 /Resonanzen, Kunstfestspiele Herrenhauses, Großer Garten, Hannover (D)
Curator: Cartsen Seiffarth
Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl refer to „colours“ as a unique form of sound installation in space, which they have been developing together since 2003. „Colours“ are both long-term compositions and poetic sound spaces in which the viewer experiences a place as an instrument, and a kind of inner dialogue can take place with it. The basis of the installations is the space and its architectural, functional, and social characteristics reflected in its sound, sounds, and rhythms. From the precise observations of this acoustic coloration of a place, tamtam gain their compositional material.
3 Farben is a three-part sound installation on the southern edge of the baroque garden. The two corner pavilions are interior spaces shielded by domes, at the same time, but open rotundas. The noise of the nearby highway and the surroundings penetrates them almost unbroken from all sides. Through invisible loudspeakers played indirectly in the domes, tamtam transforms the pavilions into individual listening spaces. Finally, in the middle between these two pavilions, a concrete loudspeaker cube marks a third, this time an open listening space with a likewise particular local color. The composition connects the loudspeaker radiating in all directions with the most powerful sound generator in the garden – the large fountain.