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10.1 is a sound art installation and a sequence of daily performances over a lunar cycle resp. 30 days. It deals with questions about the relationship between art and life, the passing of time and its context in a wider discourse. INSTALLATION SETUP The installation view is located in a shop window in a small urban space. It consists of brown sheets of paper hanging from the ceiling of the space that are visible through the storefront windows. On the pages are printed the current lunar cycle, musical notations, text quotations, or quoted drawings. In the lower part of the display window are three instruments. Each of these instruments has three strings that are moved by electromagnets. The resulting sounds are picked up by guitar pickups and sent to tranducers attached to the shop windows so that passersby could hear the sounds through the vibrating window panes. PERFORMANCE SEQUENCE Every evening I went into the installation room to play a page of the score with my guitar. Each page lasted as long as the sunset lasted on that particular day in that particular place. My playing was not only accompanied by the magnetic string instruments, but initiated by them, as the instruments began to play as soon as the sun set, signaling me to join them. After the sun set, the instruments played a dedicated night light composition. These night light compositions were composed by me as a daily routine during this lunar cycle. They sounded throughout the night until dawn, when another composition would begin, signaling the transition to the silent daylight.
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