Sabbia - variant without performers

Sound sculpture - Germany, 2021
sand, bass drum, snare, cymbals, speakers, exiters, custom computer, maxmsp
A drum set and several speakers compose a sort of sculpture/machine which comes out from sand. The sculpture generates electronic and percussive sounds distributed respectively in speakers and drum components by the use of special exciters. Each drum component acts like a speaker becoming a sound source itself.

The installation is a materialisation of the performative project “Sabbia (Sand)” - an improvisation for percussion and live electronics in collaboration with drummer Vasco Furtado Performers are here replaced by a sort of machine which uses sound material the duo recorded during a 4 days residency to create in real-time a new timeless and "suspended" improvisation.