institute for transacoustic research
institut für transakustische forschung

neonz

image of neonz installation

"neon_Z" is as well a music instrument as an intervention in space.
Several neon tubes are kept in a state of interruption, permanently flashing on and off, evoking a strong visual experience, which evoke afterimages on the perceivers' retina.
To the neon tubes connected are contact-microphones, which generate a polyrhythmic soundscape, thus exploring the interferences between sound and light.
The completely darkened room is also labelled with phosphorescent text fragments which are also charging on and off.
Text, sound and light build an interlinked, dysfunctional system, exploring the limits of perception.

concept and realisation: nikolaus gansterer

Thanx for support to Wolfgang Musil/elak

Soundfile (mp3) excerpt from "Hearings" CD