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Korabiewski, Konrad: Krafla - Music by 18 boreholes and 1 Geothermal power plant 



Basic information

  • Title: 
    Krafla - Music by 18 boreholes and 1 Geothermal power plant
  • Duration (in minutes): 
  • Year of composition: 
  • First performance (year): 
  • First performance (venue): 
    No, not previously performed, but as winner of European Media Art Platform / European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2020 award, this piece is schedule to be premiered at Werkleitz Festival, Germany, June 2021.


  • Program notes: 

    Krafla is a live electro-acoustic performance composed primarily from field recordings from the Krafla Geothermal power plant and surrounding region, located in a volcanic caldera in the north of Iceland. The concert can be accompanied by single screen videoprojection of my digitalized monochrome 16mm film and photo-montage from the Krafla area.
    The Krafla power plant includes numerous deep boreholes to access steam and geothermal springs; the top of each borehole is enclosed in a geodesic structure and connected to a network of pipelines which bring the steam and water to the various parts of the power plant. Each of these boreholes has a very individual character depending on the age and depth of the installation, and as such function as a kind of industrial musical instrument with its own personality. The evaporation processes and power turbines also produce an intense density of sound. These industrial infrastructures stand in the context of the weather and land of the caldera, prone to intense winds and heavy fog. Krafla seeks to explore the relationships between these human and extra-human forces.

    Presentation in progress: de-son-projet-krafla/ and

    Interview about this piece published in France, 2020: 2020/11/16/dans-les-entrailles-de-la-terre-mere-avec-konrad-korabiewski/

  • Technical specs: 

    Preferably audio visual live concert for 8 channels and 1 HD projector. Alternatively only audio with no projection - stereophonic version.
    Audio concept:
    The audio playback will consist of 8 audio channels played live from Mac computer via et soundcard or similar.
    Video concept:
    1 projector, to project on a large screen with no bleed on the edges (image projects onto entire surface), and which enables a high resolution image of approximately 2 meters in height. Connection to/vision to a Mac computer.
    The artist provides:
    Own Mac computer with relevant software ready for live performance video projection. Soundcard?
    Venue provides:
    8 channels sound system with ampflicitation. HD projector + screen for projection. Onsite techical assistance for connections.




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