raumfarben 03

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28.05 – 25. 09 2011

tamtam

Sound installation in the Jesuit Church Innsbruck / Klangspuren 2011 in co-operation with the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum and Klangspuren SCHWAZ Tyrol; daily during the opening hours of the Jesuit Church

In 2009, tamtam developed a sound installation for the interior of the St. Aegidien Church in Braunschweig as part of the Sound Art Festival “stadtklaenge II klangstaetten”. This installation marked the first extension of their series of works “farben/raumfarben” (colours/spatial colours) from previously just indoor and outdoor secular spaces to sacred and symbolic spaces.

raumfarben 03 is a sound installation for the interior of the Jesuit Church in Innsbruck. It creates a soundscape which works on the visitors’ sense of space and time and the emotional perception of an interior and makes the architecture of the church speak. The starting point for the sound installation raumfarben 03 is the church interior and its function as a resonance chamber as well as the ambient noise entering the church from outside and the social, functional and rhythmic structure of this noise. The way the church architecture “speaks” and the external noises that can be heard inside form the basis for the composition strategy and its sound
language.

The 16 spatial colours composed for the installation activate the architecture of this Early Baroque church and allow it to speak in different ways in its sub-division into low, middle and high registers.

The spatial colour cycle of the sound installation raumfarben 03 lasts 62 minutes. The spatial composition develops its own particular character depending on the day of the week, the time of day (light) and the interaction with the audible activities from both inside and outside (the sound).

farbe 01: low register, warm dark color 1

farbe 02: high register, bright rough color 1

farbe 03: low register, warm dark color 2

farbe 04: middle register, spectral color

farbe 05: high register, bright rough color 2

farbe 06: high register, reflecting color 1

farbe 07: high register, bright impuls three times

farbe 08: low register, dark grainy color

farbe 09: low, middle and high register, harmonic play of colors 1

farbe 10: middle and high register, noise

farbe 11: low, middle and high register, glissandi

farbe 12: middle register, twocolors

farbe 13: high register, reflecting color 2

farbe 14: low register, spectral color

farbe 15: high register, metallic color

farbe 16: low, middle and high register, harmonic play of colors  2