Silent Music (1994-) – Robin Minard
- sound installation
piezo-loudspeakers, 4-channel audio, dimensions variable
- * 1953 in Montréal (CA), lives in Weimar (DE)
The installation Silent Music consists of several hundred piezo-loudspeakers (ferroelectric loudspeakers). Together with their cables, the tiny sound transformers form plant-like structures. High, soft sounds from natural and synthetic sources emanate from the loudspeakers. The work also connects natural and synthetic elements visually. Although the installation consists solely of loudspeakers and cables, the arrangement of materials suggests life and growth.
Silent Music, the series of works Minard began in 1994, and which he redesigns expressly for each exhibition venue, is not the only time he has used ferroelectric loudspeakers. He has also created network-like wall and floor installations using the tiny sound transformers, composing the multichannel audio recordings for the many point-like sound sources so that differentiated effects arise in the space.
Sound sequence: Silent Music
Abb.: © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Steffen Harms