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Cathy van Eck

Proximity Music

10, 11, 12 September

Try to turn the wind (2021)

Soft wind sounds are diffused by two speakers. With the help of your breath you can change the weather: by blowing against the black anemometer the wind turns. If the human breath results in a change in the weather conditions can be heard and felt through the speakers. Depending on the weather conditions you can trigger different sounds using your breath: soft winds, coal mining, speeches of politicians and emergency sirens. In an artificial interaction between sound and air an impression is given of how human action can cause big changes and lead to an unstable system: a small-scale climate change simulation. 

Cathy van Eck focuses on composing relationships between everyday objects, human performers, and sound. The result could be called “performative sound art”, since it combines elements from performance art, electronic music, and visual art.

You can experience this work as part of the Proximity Music tour. Find out more here.