Nauman and Eliasson

I almost forgot to mention that I went to see Bruce Nauman’s exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhoff while in Berlin recently, after experiencing Olafur Eliasson‘s exhibition Innen Stadt Außen at the Grobius Bau. Nauman‘s works provided a sharp contrast to Eliasson’s in that Nauman requires the visitors to reflect on a specific topic, while Eliasson speaks entirely to the senses.

Bruce Nauman

This makes the latter a kind of luxurious pleasure garden experience, where the memory is one of a thrilling experience of the senses that surprises, worries and pleases/teases you. The order of the factors in such a presentation must necessarily be very well thought out and prepared to achieve the effect, and this was indeed also the case. Having recently been to Legoland fun-fair in Billund, Denmark with my grand-daughter it was striking that the manipulation of your sense was of the same nature as Legoland’s more elaborate fun-rides, though obviously much more exquisite.

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I have over the years released a considerable amount of music as composer, flute and laptop performer and producer on digital and physical media – vinyl, cassette, CD, DVD. You will find all this material including listening links on the recordings page.

The programming I am doing for my own electronica and interactive music performance purposes has let me into research topics that have spun off a few snippets of generally useful software. This is available in the toolbox page.

Finally, the 3D Sound Object is a sound diffusion concept that holds very interesting artistic promises, and I am discussing the concept and pieces I have made on the 3D Sound Object page.