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title: Biotope - Sound in transition
performed by : various artists
year of production: 1999-2001
Borut Savski - Pendulum (03:09) Download
Borut Savski - Biotope Zero (03:39) Download
John Grzinich - Bio Wires 1 (08:08) Download
Ludwig Zeininger - Biotope Intervention 1 (08:45) Download
Zoambo Zoet Workestrao - Biotope Intervention 2 (10:52) Download
Borut Savski - Bio Study 1 (08:10) Download
John Grzinich - Bio Wires 2 (09:49) Download
Roger Hayes - Biotope Intervention 3 (05:49) Download
Borut Savski - bonus track: Sound Biotope for AE 1999 (09:52) Download
Download these files
pdf Biotope booklet
About the project
BIOTOPE was defined as a self-balancing system of multiple microphonies (eight in total) that filled the frequency spectrum of the gallery space. The variations in sound were a combined result of movements of microphones, movements in space, absorbing bodies in the space and sound introduced into space.
In short: the installation system was "listening" to the sound in space (to itself) and translated it to movement. This resulted in changed frequency spectrum of the whole space - the so-called standing waves - I would call it the identity of the space.
Apart from this system autonomy approach, the Biotope was also used as an instrument - on so-called performances. Apart from two authors, performers were also Ludwig Zeininger, Žoambo Žoet Workestrao and Roger Hayes. Here are some excerpts of all the aspects – a lot was lost in translation from the resonating space to this compact form.