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Minus 60° - Sound and Light Installation

The sound of the surround sound installation Minus 60° bears quite some resemblance to the music of Ryoji Ikeda. If you have ever seen one of Ikeda’s live performances you have experienced the connection between his music and his visuals, mostly consisting of abstract, black and white patterns. The visual always tightly synchronized to the audible.

In Minus 60°, a sound installation by Karl Kliem, the same feeling arises, but now we are not watching from the outside, but standing in the middle of it. There are six channels of sound and each channel has its own fluorescent tube, flashing with the music. Although the idea is simple, it works. The clicks and buzzing of the music fits the clinical white lights very well. 

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Reader Comments (2)

I've never seen Ikeda's work live, but I listen to his music a lot. This is an awesome installation and an obvious tribute to Ikeda. I always get mixed feelings when I see "copying" of titles/ideas, but this is done with good intentions.

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelike Yersiz

I think so too Melike. I have seen Ikeda play live, and it was an interesting experience, although I have to say I prefer to listen to his music on my headphones, so the sounds arrive at my ears as sharp and crisp as they can be. And I can manage the volume myself!

April 24, 2010 | Registered Commenteradmin

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