Ton-Liege 1975 (Sound Chair) – Bernhard Leitner

Bernhard Leitner

On the Ton-Liege, the listener’s body lies in the axis of sonic motion. Two loudspeakers under the lower back and calves of the reclining body define the soundspace. Processed cello and horn sounds sweep the body, moving back and forth so that the sound shifts into the body. The body itself – with legs and feet propped up – becomes a vibrating form. The uniformly monotone sonic sweeps enfold the body and alter self-perception. Bernhard Leitner here investigates the threefold relationship of sound, space, and body.


Further works in the exhibition

Pulsierende Stille (Pulsating Silence)
StahlFederWellen (SteelSpringWaves)
Variationen einer Gang-Röhre (Variations on a Tubular Corridor)
SOUNDCUBE 1970. Vier Ton-Architekturen (SOUNDCUBE 1970. Four Sound-Architectures)

Abb.: © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Steffen Harms