Visual sound installation
We where inspired by an Organ, described in the dictionary as a keyboard and wind instrument, where the sound is produced through airwaves that puts in oscillation the air in a pipe.
Inspired by the pipe organ and the room where it is often placed - the collective atmosphere of the church, we used toys, plastic pipes, bike wheels and explored the sounds in various combinations. A playground with the higher aim to create a musical and visual performance interacting with the audience.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Orgel is a visual installation and a musical piece, where the audience are the orchestra and a part of the piece.
It consists of nine hanging organs, each has its own sound, just like a pipe organ. It is about a playful exploration of materials and sounds that are made in a non hierarchic way together with the audience.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The visitors enter a quiet room with nine hanging objects, they are invited to create the music by blowing in the pipes, or just watch and listen. Each organ has its own sound. To blow hard or soft, short or long is something that everyone can do, we create the piece together with the audience in a non hierarchic way. Before they enter the room they receive a necklace with personal mouthpieces.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was first performed at Fylkingen, Stockholm at the 18:th of february 2016 - and is now a tourable peace that can be performed and exhibited in any room with hanging possibilities.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Objects consists of electric pipes, pvc pipes, plastic pipes, that are connected to various toys and objects that create various sounds, hanging from bike wheels.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Each object are 65 cm in diameter and 4 meters high when hanging. Packed each organ fit in to a standard moving box.
Organ, sound installation, art installation, audience interactivity, plastic pipes, orgel, performance, theatre design
When working together as set designer and musician we discovered a common interest in everyday objects and unexpected materials. To lift the seemingly ordinary to something larger.
We were inspired by church rooms and pipe organs. With sculptural instruments designed from various pipes of cheap materials, we made a modern take on a pipe organ.
We wanted to find a non-hierarchic way of collaborating both with one another and with the participants. Allowing ourself to be thinking abstract, surprising one another, exceeding our limits, simply trying out shapes and sounds out of everyday materials.
The main challenge was to find a way where the visitors are free to explore the space and the instruments, without telling them what to do or behave.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Johanna Mårtensson, theatre designer and artist. and Ida Lundén, composer and performer.
Image No 1 to 5: Photographer José Figueroa
Video Credits: Photographer José Figueroa
Copyrights belong to Ida Lundén and Johanna Mårtensson.