The sound environment Zeitraum exists in form of several formulations. The work’s primary manifestation as installation (*) is also considered to be a formulation, although it remains inaccessible through this exposition. All formulations point in their particular ways at the work. The more formulations one engages with, the clearer the work is expected to appear in one’s imagination. Although every formulation carries the potential to address the essence of the work, any experience of it is expected to benefit from engaging with several formulations. The seven formulations making up this exposition afford an enactive exploration inspiring imagination and reflection as much as the primary formulation does.
Each formulation is exposed on a separate page, in its own space, as all of them are understood as freestanding manifestations of the work. Going from one to the next implies enacting a change of perspective. All formulations are directly accessible from the main menu of this exposition or through the following guided tour.
Three representative listening positions and their (static) acoustic perspectives may be engaged with. In a top view of the installation the loudspeakers are depicted as black dots and the listening positions as drop shapes. The sweet spot is marked in grey. Clicking on the drop shapes starts and stops the playback. The dimensions of the space are 32 by 16 meters.
(*) Zeitraum marks the end point in a series of case studies I conducted in the course of the project ◊ The Choreography of Sound (funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, PEEK AR41). Zeitraum has been premiered as installation at ◊ Mind the Gap! in the György Ligeti Hall of the House of Music and Music Theatre at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz/Austria. Zeitraum received a ◊ Honorary Mention from the ◊ Prix Ars Electronica 2015 in the category Digital Musics and Sound Art.