I took part of an Open Call for Mischa Kuball’s exhibition called res.o.nant at the Jewish Museum Berlin. They were looking for short sound clips to accompany the exhibition. These sound clips are called “Skits”.
It was a great opportunity to experiment with my modular synth and it’s capabilities. After noodling for a while, I decided to stay as pure and minimal as possible. I ended up creating a self-generated drone using a single module. I fed the input of the module with it’s output, creating a strong resonance which is modulated using different delay settings.
Please, feel free to visit the exhibition at the museum, which will be part of their offering until summer 2019.
The Jewish Museum Berlin opened in 2001. It became the sole occupant of the building complex on Lindenstrasse, comprising the old baroque building that had previously housed the Berlin Museum, and the addition designed by Daniel Libeskind. Since its opening, around 700,000 people per year – or roughly 2,000 a day – have visited the museum. On 19 November 2015, they welcomed their ten millionth visitor.
res·o·nant is a walk-through light and sound installation by the Düsseldorf conceptual artist Mischa Kuball. Kuball created the installation specially for the new exhibition space on the lower ground floor of the Libeskind building.
It covers a total floor space of more than 350 square meters and incorporates two of the five vertical voids that perforate the Museum building. These symbolically laden empty spaces form the starting point for the artist’s work, which refers to the materiality, effect and signification of the voids
In these rooms with 24-meter-high ceilings, rotating projectors cast light fields in the form of the outline of the voids onto walls and ceiling. By means of rotating mirror elements and stroboscopic light impulses, there arises, in the words of the artist, a “resonance between architecture and skin.”
As an important element of the installation, several loudspeakers, distributed throughout the room, loop a series of 60-second-long sound clips – so-called Skits – which were composed specially for res·o·nant by more than 150 musicians.