Recorders / with Hans-Gunter Lock, Taavi Rei, Kati Saarits & Helmi Marie Langsepp / 2012

 

Video documentation: Tartu Art House, Tartu

 

Interactive installation. 14 silenced recorders, broken in heavy usage flutes, are presented to the viewer on two connected panels.

 

Playing any of the flutes activates a sensor behind the panel that plays a digital music file. The sound that the viewer hears, is the word “music” ran through a text-to-speech program. The age, type and feel of every flute has been taken into consideration during this dysfunctional translation process, so every individual channel provides a different distorted way of pronunciation.