The machine's complex movements create a variety of dramatic sounds around the visitor, in the distance, or quite near. Sometimes parts come very close, even closer than the speakers who produce the sound. And sometimes the sounds traverse right through the heads of the listeners, a magical and disturbing experience.
Iron Age is a linear composition with a fixed duration but also a temporal arrangement in space, where every listening position has its own qualities and perspectives. Iron Age rewards and encourages the listener to walk around and experience its spacial qualities from different positions and perspectives.
32 virtual audio channels / 192 speakers
commissioned work for the 'Game of Life' portable wave field synthesis system in Leiden/Holland.
2012 June 14 21:00 MACBA Sonar Festival Barcelona Spain
2012 June 15 15:30 MACBA Sonar Festival Barcelona Spain
2012 June 16 17:00 MACBA Sonar Festival Barcelona Spain
2012 June 20 OFF Sonar Festival Barcelona Spain