georg klein

transition - berlin junction

Interactive and generative sound installation
The interactive sound installation transition was situated at the Philharmonie in Berlin, in Richard Serra’s sculpture berlin junction in front of the entrance of the concert hall. The basic sound was derived from the shape of the sculpture and its inherent acoustical properties, using the extraordinary echo characteristics inside the structure.
The sound in the sculpture is continously produced by four speakers in the ground covered by iron bars between the two metal plates. But only when a visitor walks through the sculpture does the sound of six sine tones change and two human voices (Otto Sander, Angela Winkler) can appear and disappear. The sensors inside register the movements of the visitors and transform the sound in real-time. A process of never ending transformation.