Samplingplong

Jörg Niehage

Samplingplong, hybrid/hardware art, DE, 2009

Bogdanka Poznanović Award


Randomly selected, acoustically usable finds (electronic junk, relays, plastic toys, compressed air valves, pneumatically operated components) are combined with cables and tubes. Via a device controlled by computer, they are turned into interactive instruments. An improvised ensemble evolves, from which – per mouse-over and mouse-click -short miniature compositions of dense rhythmic clicks, hisses, whirs, hums and crackles can be elicited. A tapestry of sound bursts forth from the floral-like web of cables and tubes.