2021, Thu, Oct 212021, Sun, Oct 24

katrinem: Sounding Reflections

Collage: Sam Auinger

Collage: Sam Auinger

Once a day, katrinem guides through the sonic hall of mirrors of the sound installation Sounding Reflections and the surroundings of HKW in order to make the specific architectural sonorities of the building reverberate together with the visitors.

The measures taken in the course of the Covid 19 pandemic have made it clear how communal activities or solitary walks in the public space change its acoustic ecology while also raising collective awareness of it. With the installation Sounding Reflections set up in front of the Haus, Sam Auinger and katrinem invite the audience to experimentally experience how sound – along with all its sonic and musical potentials – is diffused on sound-reflecting cladding panels. While the ambient noise fades into the background to a gentle hiss, a simple clap of the hands, for example, can result in a “flutter echo” between each of the surfaces, which causes various modulation effects depending on the position of the visitors and their distance from the reflecting panels.