follow blind, 2011

Courtesy: the artist

Multi-channel audio work encoded for 47 channel The Morning Line Sound System
33 min

follow blind builds on a sonic world of highly processed guitar sounds and drones, a sort of signature sound Fennesz has persistently developed and honed over the past decades. Its condensations, accelerations, and topographic spatializations also form the basis of his composition for "The Morning Line". Layers and parallel trajectories of superimposed guitar drones with various frequencies are combined to form an overtone melody or seem to blend into each other in their overtone ranges. Yet that melody changes constantly as the visitor moves through the installation, and so a sort of meta-music emerges that is perceived in ever-evolving ways according to one's position in "The Morning Line". The sounds slowly roam the structure of the pavilion; the pace of the changes is experienced as depending on whether the perceiving body is in motion or takes up a static position. The dimensions of "The Morning Line" and the large number of speakers allow the sounds to form epic surfaces.

*1962 in Vienna, Austria I Living and working in Vienna, Austria and Paris, France