Material Fatigue & Audiorama: Inverted Volume of Sounds

Inverted Volume of Sounds
Various artists
Installation in collaboration with Audiorama

Folke Rabe: What?? (1967)
Patrik Patsy Lassbo: A map to get lost: Choir Rehearsal (2017)
Julia Giertz: Sound as Touch (2016)

As part of Norbergfestival’s residence at Abrahamsgården, a real estate in central Norberg with history from the 13th century, Material Fatigue presents an archival showcase together with Audiorama. As a listening venue for music, sound art and earplays in Stockholm, Audiorama holds a growing library of compositions and sound art. In this showcase, three artists with different relations to the thematics of Material Fatigue are presented, one festival day each.

All sound works are presented through a sculpture of speakers placed in the middle of the gallery room, filling the negative space with omni-directional sound. As such, the visitor becomes a part of the acoustic environment, both enabling and disturbing it with her movement within the space.

Folke Rabe: 27 July, 17:00 – 20:00
Patrik Patsy Lassbo: 28 July, 12:00 – 18:00
Julia Giertz:  29 July, 12:00 – 18:00

On the first day of the festival (27/7), Folke Rabe present ”What??” from 1967. In this piece, Rabe put forth a an ”enharmonic melding” of the partials of harmonic sound. Thus, he points at the inner inner hierarchy of these, with which he produce illusions. ”Electronic devices have no muscles”, Rabe once stated, describing their characteristics as an enormous, tireless endurance.
Folke Rabe website

On the second day (28/7), Patrik Patsy Lassbo is presenting ”A map to get lost: Choir Rehearsal – Algorithms conducting a digital choir (2017)”. This is a set of etudes from the development of one of the main musical concepts for the hypermedial theatre production ”A map to get lost” (2017).This choir rehearsal is one node in the project’s growing network of theatre events. The materials used for the composition are a freeware voice synthesis software, nice sounding words and phrases, algorithms and gregorian modes.
Patrik Patsy Lassbo website

Concluding the festival, Julia Giertz presents ”Sound as Touch” (2016). With sound as the current basis of her choreographic practice, Giertz is mapping bodily and structural responses to vibration. Facilitating sonified spaces where the body undergoes physical adaptation to frequency, geometry and force, this allows sound and vibrations to activate a perceptual disturbance where hearing and touch meet.
Sound as Touch excerpt