Posts in Category: urban needle

Muzak Architectures @ [H:UMMMM]

Muzak Architectures is a work by Ingo Randolf and based on an adaption of his installation urban needle. How does it sound if the needle of a record-player is not put on a record, but plays back a room? Instead of a rotating record it would be the needle spinning in the room, turning the principles of a record player inside out. The room carries all the informations of the sounds which are usually played in the wellness spa Hummelhof and is a wave-shaper at the same time. The room is a muzak territory which is sounded out by a hard listening scanbot.

more information on [H:UMMMM].


photos by gregor graf

urban needle – spektrum-berlin

Exhibiting urban needle together with Aravinth Panchadcharam, So Kanno and Thomas O’Reilly at HUMAN ♥ ROBOT – spektrum-berlin.


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(spektrum-berlin, berlin, 2015)

urban needle – new recordings

urban needle scans rooms and urban spaces in an automated process, transforming the shape of the room into sound.
like a record needle, it plays back a room producing room-based noise. the room is the reel.

urban needle is kindly supported by pepperl+fuchs


brandenburger_tor_1

(brandenburger tor, berlin, 2015)

potsdamer_platz_1

(potsdamer platz, berlin, 2015)

in the pipe

(in the pipe, berlin, 2015)

u1

(under u1, berlin, 2015)

karl marx allee

(karl marx allee, berlin, 2015)

urban needle

urban needle scans rooms and urban spaces in an automated process, transforming the shape of the room into sound.
like a record needle, it plays back a room producing room-based noise. the room is the reel.

urban needle is kindly supported by pepperl+fuchs


studiofairy_1

(studio fairy, berlin, 2015)

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(staircase, studio fairy, berlin, 2015)

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(cellar, studio fairy, berlin, 2015)

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(bornholmer bridge, berlin, 2015)

SoR-I

sonification of rooms (SoR) is a series of projects to translate rooms into sound. starting point was a concert of vinyl terror and horror in 2013 imagining a record needle turning in the room, instead of having a rotating record. how would that sound?

a first version was presented at the schmiede in hallein 2014. a point laser was scanning a room in an automated process playing back the measurement, creating a slowly changing noise.

SoR-I was kindly supported by micro-epsilon

“urban needle” uses the same principle for sonifying urban spaces.

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(SoR-I, schmiede hallein, 2014)