Soundinstallation by TAMTAM
Resonanzen, Kunstfestspiele Herrenhauses, Großer Garten, Hannover (D)
Kurator: Cartsen Seiffarth/18. 05. 2016 – 02. 06. 2016
Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl, who trade under the name TAMTAM, describe “Farben”(colours) as a special form of sound
installation in space, which they have been developing together since 2003. “Farben” are both site-specific long-term compositions
and poetic sound spaces in which the viewer experiences a place as an instrument and can enter into a kind of inner dialogue with it.
The installations are based on space, its architectural, functional and social characteristics. From the exact observations
of these acoustic colorations of a place tamtam obtain their compositional material.
DREI FARBEN is a three-part sound installation on the southern edge of the baroque garden. The two corner pavilions there are interiors
shielded by domes, but at the same time open rotundas into which the noise of the nearby expressway and the surrounding area penetrates
almost uninterruptedly from all sides. Indirectly played by invisible loudspeakers in the domes, TAMTAM transforms the pavilions into individual
listening spaces in which the viewer can acoustically trace the constant interplay of outside and inside. In the middle between these two pavilions
a concrete loudspeaker cube marks a third, this time open listening room with a special local colour.
The composition connects the loudspeaker radiating in all directions with the most powerful sound generator of the baroque installation:
the large fountain.