Come Fly With Me is a multi media installation which sonifies and visualizes airplane locations above our regional sky in real-time; turning coordinates into chords and contrails into live animated drawings.
OTOMAX – Half Full / Half Empty
Half Full / Half Empty was a work made for the city of Sittard.
two-channel video – 113 min
recorded music performance, recorded soccer match broadcast, score on A1 poster
Score is a translation of a broadcasted international soccer match into a graphic score for a choir and a percussionist. The instructions in the score minimize the chaotic chanting and screaming of 48.173 football supporters into a palette of standardised reactions that could apply to any soccer match. The performance of the choir is combined with the arrhytmical but percussive sound of the kicking and bouncing of the ball, the center and fundament of the game, which is played on a floortom. The resulting two-channel video installation shows the recording of the performance and a recording of the soccer match played in sync.
Special thanks to
Kamerkoor Maastricht and Ludo Claesen
Michael van Rosmalen
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modified toy keyboards, traffic safety barriers, warning lights, raspberry pi with internet connection running a python script, hidden speakers
Traffic Scrape was a work made for the Toonzaal (Bureau Europa, Maastricht); a temporary exhibition space located in the old industrial part of the city that is undergoing a big renovation. Apart from the transformation of all the industrial buildings, also the infrastructure is getting a large scale renewal to be able to cope with the increasing amount of traffic in and around the city.
The work reacts to this situation with five flashing barricade lights mounted on safety barriers, visually extending the row of safety barriers next to the street outside. The flashes of each light trigger a specific note in an electronic keyboard. Another keyboard in the space is playing notes at increasing or decreasing pitches which are aligned with the amount of traffic in the Netherlands. The traffic information is being downloaded and translated live constantly. The sound that is produced can be heard from the street outside.
music / performance
Dutch traffic lights make a ticking sound to help the visually impaired cross the street. The lights tick in a slow tempo when they are red, and if they tick fast the light is green.
At crossings with more than one traffic light you can hear that every light ticks at a slightly different tempo. This causes the rhythms to phase.
SRTL (Steve Reich Traffic Lights) is a performance done by four brass / woodwind musicians playing along with the ticking of four traffic lights. They all repeat one note along with the ticking of one specific light.
Time to Dance is a sound installation which consists of a drum machine that is being triggered by the ticking of four office clocks. Every clock triggers a different drumsound in the drum machine, creating a 60-bpm drum beat to dance to. As long as you want.
pencil on paper (1920mm x 1080mm)
Full HD (1) is a hand-drawn grid with a 1mm² division. The aspect ratio of the grid is based on the resolution of a Full HD screen.
2015 / Collaboration with Sara Bachour
Bosch cordless drill, Bosch cordless drill toy, Gardena hand trowel, Gardena hand trowel toy, Leifheit dust-wiper, Leifheit dustwiper toy.
Education is a display in which three tools for adults are shown next to their child-sized toy replica’s.
acrylic on mdf board (1920mm x 1080mm), blue led-light shining through a hole sized 1mm²
Full HD (2) is a painting based on the resolution of a Full HD screen. The painting has the same resolution if divided into a grid of square milimeters. To emphasize this fact, a blue light with the size of 1mm² is shining through the surface of the painting, emphasizing the smallest unit of this resolution and how it relates to the full frame.
music / performance
A Dutch railroad crossing seen as a musical object;the auditory rhythm of the ringing bells, clashing with the visual rhythm of the flashing warning lights, combined with the crescendo and decrescendo of a passing train.Railroad Crossing is a study of the compository structure of a typical Dutch railroad-crossing.This study ultimately resulted in a peformance in which the happenings of this railroad crossing, during the passing of a train, are being played by musicians. The instrumentarium in this performance is based on the elements of a real railroad crossing — i.e. the passing train, the mechanical bells, the electric bells and the warning lights.
Download the sheet music:
video and photo documentation
Trash Flags are made out of found trash and planted back next to the litter they were made of.