Yuri Suzuki

The welcome chorus
The Welcome Chorus is an interactive installation that brings together sound, sculpture and artificial intelligence (AI). Commissioned by Turner Contemporary for Margate NOW festival, the sculpture consists of twelve horns, each representing a different district of Kent. Each horn continually sings lyrics which are generated live by a uniquely trained, site-specific piece of AI software. Symbolically and aesthetically, these sculptural forms reference the origin of the word ‘Kent’; thought to derive from the word ‘kanto’, meaning horn or hook.

GYÖRGY LIGETI

ג’רג’ ליגטי
Дьердь Лигети
ジェルジ·リゲティ
Le Grand Macabre

In the mid-70s, Ligeti wrote his only opera, Le Grand Macabre, loosely based on the 1934 play, La Balade du grand macabre, by Michel De Ghelderode. It is a work of absurd theatre that contains many eschatological references.After having seen Mauricio Kagel’s anti-operatic work Staatstheater, Ligeti came to the conclusion that it was not possible to write any more anti-operas.[citation needed] He therefore resolved to write an “anti-anti-opera”, an opera with an ironic recognition of both operatic traditions and anti-operatic criticism of the genre. From its brief overture, a mixture of rhythmic sounds scored for a dozen car horns, to the closing passacaglia in mock classical style, the work evolves as collage of sonorities ranging from a grouping of urban sounds to snippets of manipulated Beethoven, Rossini and Verdi.

Strijbos & Van Rijswijk

whispers
Blue lightening discs seem to hang freely in a darkened space. They’re the horns of five more than man-sized ceramic trumpets, arranged in various directions. The white inside is radiated with blacklight, as it turns out when your eyes have adapted to the darkness. The horns transmit words, fragments of sentences, laughter, alternated with noise and a strange crackles and sputters. Each trumpet has it’s own repertory of expressions, of which the meaning is hard to probe. And each has it’s own characteristic sound, due to their difference in length.

elisabeth wierzbicka

Crown Of Thorns

REBECCA HORN

ريبيكا هورن
רבקה הורן
レベッカ·ホルン
레베카 호른
Ребекка Хорн
Concert for Anarchy
Wenn Sie zu Rebecca Horns Konzert für Anarchie aufblicken, einem Flügel, der kopfüber von der Decke hängt, fällt er plötzlich herunter und verschüttet seine Tasten mit einem Zusammenprall nicht übereinstimmender Noten. Das Klavier setzt sich langsam wieder zusammen, um die Aufführung zu wiederholen. Horn gibt Objekten neues Leben, setzt sie in ungeraden Kombinationen zusammen und animiert sie mit Motoren. Ihre Kunst entwickelt sich aus der von Marcel Duchamp und Joseph Beuys in ihrer Verbindung von Objekten und Performances und ihrem Spiel mit Erotik und Sinnlichkeit.
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