When you scream for someone’s attention you might hold both of your hands around your mouth to direct the sound waves leaving your mouth towards that person. This horn-like … read more
in steps by Ricardo Eizirik
in steps (2018-2019) is a piece for for 5 amplified voices and 1 performer by Ricardo Eizirik. Although six people are … read more
Kropka na Ogonie and Soroka Fruwa by Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman
Microphone type and microphone placement is crucial for the amplification of musical instruments. In her works Kropka Na Ogonie (2016) and Soroka Fruwa (2016), … read more
Loudspeakeroperas by Huba de Graaff
In her opera Lautsprecher Arnolt (2004) Huba de Graaff decided to have most roles played by loudspeakers. Only the main character—the writer, Arnolt Bronnen (1895-1959)—is played by a human actor, Marien Jongewaard. Arnolt himself is literally a “loud speaker”, screaming … read more
Speaker Dress by Pauchi Sasaki
Our clothes can be seen as a form of communication between ourselves and the outside world. They give a visual impression of who we are and how we would like to be seen by others. Pauchi Sasaki designs dresses which … read more
Speaker Feedback Instruments by Lesley Flanigan
The speaker feedback instruments by Lesley Flanigan are a beautiful example of combining acoustic feedback and musical instruments. What makes the technology of these instruments exceptional is their use of so-called contact microphones (simple piezo-ceramic elements) instead of a … read more
InPutOut by Ute Wassermann
Working with a principle similar to that in Windy Gong Ute Wassermann developed a kind of loudspeaker dress through which her voice sounded (see both pictures above from 1989).
In 2015 she composed a new piece called InPutOut using these loudspeaker … read more
p. 169 Silence is my voice by Matthias Kaul
Frauke Aulbert performs Silence is my voice (2005) by Matthias Kaul. She has a small loudspeaker in her mouth.
p. 147 Edison Tone Test
This is a reenactment of an Edison Tone Test:
p. 69 A Letter from Schoenberg by Peter Ablinger
A Letter from Schoenberg (1996) by Peter Ablinger.
Listen first to the version without text:
And listen now to the version with text added: