Foto: Alex Schröder
An immersive and tactile sound experience
Due to great success, individual sessions can be booked from 12 to 14 December at
Pómpoen x 98 Gallery
Piet Heinstraat 96A
2518 CL Den Haag
In this installation wellness, spirituality and technology are coming together in the form of sound and design. Equilibrium Experience is an installation based on tactile sounds by means of a lounger equipped with strategically positioned transducers. Besides lying comfortably on the lounger, the listener is immersed in audible sounds through a quadraphonic surround system.
For this installation, Josef Rebbe and Joeri Bonsel recorded the Dutch tenor Henk Gunneman, who sang permutations of the Hebrew letters YHWH in different harmonic frequencies in a twelfth-century twelve sided chapel in Germany. By combining a special recording technique with the arrangement of four loudspeakers, the acoustics of this chapel are projected.
In addition to the recordings from the chapel, electronic sounds, recordings of the ocean, sand, vocals (Rugile Daujotaite), cello (Ola Renska), duduk (Benjamin Megevand), gongs and singing bowls are used. Through the tactile transducers, these sounds are also felt in the body, enabling a physical experience and inviting the participants to enter altered states of consciousness.
According to the makers of this installation, vibrations act as a bridge between consciousness and matter. In other words the vibrations allow consciousness to reshape itself inside the human body.