Kris Limbach

Music for dysfunctional airports [excerpt]

The airport – an ideograph of the modern age – , becomes in its unused state an emblem for the crisis, failure and lack of economical and spiritual direction of our times.

The film installation Music for dysfunctional airports approaches these phenomenas from an auditive position: How does an airport sound which is out of order? Which inner laws of space and time can be derived from a location whose heart / metrum, the airline operations, have never begun? Is nature taking back the scene and do people try to preserve them?

An early work of Rinus van Alebeek serves as a blue print, the narrative metrum: The internal incidences of his tape piece on The Natural History Museum of Sound becomes a pattern for sound and video. In the editing and the production process the film undergoes what in the music world is called feedback: Digital HD – images get re – recorded on film and re – digitized and vice versa. A degradation and transformation process takes place in between the digital and the analog world.

The project was realized in collaboration with the Sound Archive of Experimental Music and Sound Art (SONM) in Murcia and Aktuelle Architektur der Kultur (AADK) – Spain.

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 Kris Limbach

(Born in 1978) Is a sound artist residing in Berlin. In his sound art work he uses film- editing techniques, prepared drums, tape manipulation, no input mixing and a vast amount of raw and processed fieldrecordings. He released on labels such as Richard Garets ́s Contour Editions, Staaltape, Modisti, A.M.P.- Rec and Agxivatein. Although his focus is on sound, he is also involved in film projects since 1998, exploring constantly formats and aesthetics of cinema. He is part of the expanded cinema trio Panoptik and co-curates, together with Pierce Warnecke, the emitter micro label and emitter micro festival, a biennial experimental sound Festival in Berlin.

Music for dysfunctional airports – © 2014 – Kris Limbach

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