A piece for an environment

‘A piece for an environment’, is a performance that incorporates the environmental sounds of the place where it is performed. Six microphones are spread over the place and pick up the sounds of traffic, passers-by, nature or industrial activities. Those sounds are electronically processed (in Pure Data), and the processed sounds are distributed over six speakers placed around the audience. The musicians move around in the space while playing, and also their sounds are processed in different ways, dependent on the place where they are playing.

A recording of the premiere at DOK, Ghent, Belgium, July 3rd 2018 with Kristof Lauwers, Hans Roels, Stefaan Smagghe and Thomas Van den Eynde:

Some pictures by Rafaël De Bruyne:
A piece for an environment - pictures by Rafael de Bruyne

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Picture by Peter Van Lancker

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Nan-ping Chang: action performance, voice, gu-zhen, drums, video
Kristof Lauwers: sound design, fujara
yvan vander sanden: computer sound & graphics

A coproduction by the Logos Foundation en Croxhapox

-> Photo series of our first performance at june 4th 2010 at  Croxhapox by Marc Coene

-> Video compilation by Svend Thompson: