Trópos is a system- and site-specific sound installation developed for the Klangnetze system and adapated for the facade of Palais Meran. Trópos is composed of a variable number of mobile sound elements – small photovoltaic computers, equipped with microphones and loudspeakers - that sonically adapt to the soundscape around them. Each element independently interacts with the sounds picked up by the microphone, generating emergent sound developments which are strongly dependent on the acoustic environment in which the piece is installed. The specific architectural, spatial and acoustic characteristics of the ambience inscribe themselves in Trópos, creating a form of aesthetic interdependency and generative co-existence of site and work.
Trópos RC Exposition
Internal Supervisors and External Advisors: Gerhard Eckel (KUG), Deniz Peters (KUG), Florian Dombois (ZHdK), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Berlin).