As the brick installation Modifikation—stetig steigende Steine (Modification—Constantly Climbing Stones, 2009) was being built, the idea arose of translating the columns into a tonal structure. The mathematician Stefan Sechelmann, the sound artist Masayuki Ren, and the art historian Gregor Stemmrich contributed to the realization of this idea. The drawing Untitled (Sound Column : Circling Sound) visualizes the rhythm that Stemmrich developed, which served as the underlying structure of the sound piece. I worked with the graphic designer Julia Fuchs to render that rhythm into a drawing.
Untitled (Sound Column : Circling Sound), 2010
Drawing presenting a structural tool developed by Gregor Stemmrich
Photography © Jan Brockhaus
It is one thing to purchase Sandra Peters’s record as a multiple and to play it and listen to it on a turntable; it is other thing to hear the various tracks distributed across (at least) four loudspeakers and to experience in an installation how the sound evokes…
Essay by Gregor Stemmrich