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Studies for Thunder Live - a temporal sonic sculpture

Studies for Thunder is a homage to the raw forces and the beauty of nature; an artificial thunderstorm, completely created out of granulated bursts of filtered noise, without the use of any reocrdings or samples. The piece is set up for an impressive multi-channel experience, where the audience is placed right in the eye of the storm:

Eight speakers form a ring, the venue in complete darkness, the audience and the performer sitting in the center. The piece has a duration of 30 minutes and the final version was realised at the Elektronische Studio der Technischen Universitat Berlin in 2005.


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The performance has a high dynamic range, with very quiet moments, and with sudden dramatic eruptions, evolving into a dense climax.

Studies for Thunder Live is based on material which can be heard in the last piece of the "Signal to Noise" CD. From that material a a four channel version hs been derived. It had its premiere at MUTEK Mexico, April 13 2005, performed at a giant volcanic open air space with the audience sitting on lava rocks. Encouraged by the success of this performace I further refined it at the Technical University Berlin into a more complex eight channel version. This version had its premiere at MUTEK Montreal in summer 2005.

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The photos on this page show the amazing venue of the performance in Mexico City. The exact location of that land art circle is: 19°19'6.56"N / 99°10'55.09"W
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