In early 2014 Nürnberg’s local electric utility started building a hot water reservoir for district heating. During its construction we got access to this 70-meters high hollow steel cylinder.

We conducted a series of acoustic experiments dealing with resonance and reverb. As tools for these experiments we used loudspeakers and microphones, while our methods ranged from feedback-experiments to professional space-acoustic measurements.

NakedVolume is a series of artistic investigations on the acoustic potential of spaces. Subject of these investigations are places that are normally inaccessible to the public.

The acoustic experiments, involving microphones and loudspeakers focus on the natural resonance frequencies and the reverberation of the space. The main research methods are controlled feedback and impulse response experiments.

The results of the investigations are condensed to 10- to 15-minute compositions. These acoustic portraits reflect the individual character of each space.

accoustic experiments & site-specific composition

in collaboration with René Rissland (GER)

#2  //  hottower    2014