C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Grillusz, Samuel Gaspar: ANSaw 



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  • Program notes: 

    Samu GRYLLUS: ANSaw, (2017) Interactive installation with headphone

    The basic idea for the installation was a by-product of one of my earlier compositions. Certain part of last year’s Hungarian State Opera production entitled Two Women involved the audience walking through the Opera House’s carpentry workshop, where they could listen to the duo performed by a cellist and a carpenter using a circular saw. Upon looking at the remaining pieces of wood, I started considering how these objects – which were results of creating sounds – could be reused and how new sounds could be created with their help. Krisztián Kertész joined in the work to produce the final result. He unravelled my ideas and created the technical surface of ANSaw.
    Finally the original pieces of woods were replaced new ones made on the basis of knowledge of the ANSaw musical formulas. These are waiting for their inherent musicality to be demonstrated on the “saw” by the creative members of the audience. The installation’s title is a compound of the word ‘saw’ and the electronic musical instrument ANS. ANS (the instrument which is named after Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin’s initials) is a so-called photoelectronic instrument which can be directed via a visual surface. It was invented by Evgeny Murzin between 1937 and 1957; its sound might be familiar from Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979). Unlike its analogue namesake, ANSaw uses a simpler Korg analogue synthesizer to make sounds. We do not set the input parameters according to traditional way, rather, they change according to a complex set of rules on the basis of data received from 32 light sensors through a micro control panel. Exhibition viewers can alter the lighting of the light sensors by using the patterned wood pieces provided and the light beam, which symbolises the blade of a saw.




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