Klangturm Expo 02

Klangturm Expo 02

The Klangturm - Sound Tower - Tour de Sons

The structure of one of the three towers at the Arteplage Biel was home to an interactive musical instrument. A virtual acoustic kaleidophone was simulated through unique loudspeaker constellations. Reaction to the surrounding environment and live interventions were the primary elements of the installation.

The concept was conceived by the artist Andres Bosshard. The entire team comprised musicians, sound engineers, sound "directors", IT-specialists and many more.

Florian Prix was asked to collaborate as one of the sound "directors". The shaping and construction of soundscapes was in the hands of catx for three weeks; literally during the hottest phase of the swiss expo.

The audio system comprised 72 physical channels and over 40 loudspeakers. Technical details are listed under Techsheet_Klangturm (german only).

Project: 
Klangturm Expo 02
Location: 
Arteplage Biel, CH
Client: 
Urban Frye Kulturorganisation GmbH
Date: 
June - October 2002
cat-x Project Picture - Klangturm Expo 02
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cat-x Project Picture - Klangturm Expo 02
cat-x Project Picture - Klangturm Expo 02
cat-x Project Picture - Klangturm Expo 02