For a test run of the wave field synthesis sound system in the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena I created a short multi channel audio play. The overall technical environment somehow reminded me of the Black Mesa facility, part of the famous game Half Life. I decided to somehow quickly (remember, this was just for a short test) connect the posibilities of the sound system with my memories of the game.
This is a compilation of my recent tracks. Again, the genre is a mix of hip-hop instrumentals and electronic beats. Most of these developed while I took part in a course called The right mix, in which I learned and improved the creation and mixing of sound.
In the course Short and good I produced three audio plays based on scripts by anonymous participants of the literature contest of Westfalen 2012 – with the overall theme Shortcuts.
The task was to very freely interpret their works and wrap them into short artistic dramas. The course was organized so that every script had multiple students assigned making an audio play out of it – in the end every text had two (very different) interpretations. Finally, all plays were presented in a gala evening in the Westfalian Museum of Literature.
For learning purposes concerning microphones, audio equipment and recording situations, we recorded some actors of the Weimarer Nationaltheater. They performed their parts of Das Kalte Herz, a fairy tale from 1827, which has been staged at the theater.
I really wanted to overdraw the characters, that’s why I tried to personalize them via musical parts. So, even if you might not understand what’s going on in the play, maybe you’ll get the characters’ motives.
For the Interactive 3DAV course I had access to my university’s Virtual Reality Lab, which is equipped with a really impressive multi user realtime 3D system.
I teamed up with Florian Erdmenger and we worked on a three dimensional music installation we named ‘Looproom’.