Bjorn Askefoss - Circle Symphonique
  Year :   2004
  Location :   England
  Worktype :   Happening
  Materials:   -
  Info :   CBSO Centre in Birmingham

  Work Details  
  The happening took place in CBSO Centre in Birmingham, UK Mars 2004. Visitors to the installation were permitted to interact to the piece by playing a number of classical vinyl LP´s from the 1960´s. The turntable worked as an electronic sensor that affected rhythm-patterns of recorded sounds from metronomes. By using Max/MSP the correlations were played back through ten speakers placed in a circle with a diameter of 9m. Visitors started to experiment with the functions of the turntable like speed, direction and the pick-up arm. This, in the combination with the changing rhythm-patterns of the metronomes, created an overall sense of a cacophony throughout the hall. The piece was part of the program in a BEAST concert weekend. Bjørn Askefoss wish to thank everyone that contributed to the making of Circle Symphonique, including the visitors to the installation, the classical music composers, and staff. Accessed 05.01.2008 from