Bernhard Leitner - Water Mirror
  Year :   1997
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Installation
  Materials:   Commission
  Info :   Donaueschinger Music Festival

  Work Details  
  WATER MIRROR, commissioned by the Donaueschinger Music Festival in 1997, gives the Danube temple acoustic shape. By suspending a flat metal vault between the four columns, the sound of the water falling into the Brigach is projected into the arched ceiling. Naturally filtered rushing sounds, without microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, electronics, shape the water temple.In the metal arch, which also reflects the optical refractions of the undulating water surface, various frequency ranges are filtered from the deeper-lying, rushing sounds of the Danube. Through the searching, scanning, listening movements of head and body, the person wanders in the frequency fields of the vaulted ceiling. A dance-like dialogue with the Danube floating above one.