Sound has octaves of power light


88 fluorescent tubes with metal base
Base 12.5 x 12.5 x 50 cm / fluorescent tube 150 cm long.
Cabling; Light programming; Dimming.
loop 6:20 min
Dimension changeable

Beethoven's “Waldstein Sonata” as a light installation - without sound - opens the senses to a different perception of music.

Each tone of an octave is assigned a color from red to purple in the color spectrum of light. The next higher octave appears in the same colors, but in each case in lighter shades. The lowest "c" is the darkest red, while the highest "c" "sounds" in the brightest red.
Whenever a tone, an interval or a chord sounds, the corresponding "color tones" light up. An interval can thus be perceived in its individual "tones", but also how it mixes to a color tone in the room. For example, red and green are assigned to the tones C and E. If they sound together, you can see the red and green fluorescent tubes of the respective octave glow - in the room, however, these colors mix and turn into yellow: a light interval shines.

The characteristics of the music such as tone duration, pitch, tempo, volume, rhythm are adequately transformed into light. So if the music is particularly passionate and moving, a storm of color and light flashes. On the other hand, if a note fades slowly, its light also glows at the same speed. The music cannot be heard - only seen - for the entire duration of the installation. “Lighthoven” is music that has become light.

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