Works 2009-2017

Último Esfuerzo Rural III (2017)

Once brought into resonance antiquated rural objects recover their forgotten value by producing mysterious, hypnotic sounds.

ÚLTIMO ESFUERZO INDUSTRIAL I-IV (2012-2016)

Último Esfuerzo Industrial consists of four electric motors, four frequency controllers, four contact microphones and four bass guitar amps.

MIRLITONES (2012-2016)

Small fluctuations in the air pressure cause subtle changes in the sound, composed of low frequencies, harmonics and phenomena like combination tones and beats.

Wilberforces (2012-2013)

Wilberforces is a new work within our long series of vibratory projects. The title refers directly to a phenomenon from science, the Wilberforce Pendulum.

Aguas Vivas (1996/2001-2007)

Oil is sent into vibration and the surface starts to undulate, changing constantly. Light reflected onto the surface of the oil is fragmented. The results are captured with a video camera and projected on a wall, energetic and very hypnotic.

Último Esfuerzo Rural I (2004-2008)

Both parts of Último Esfuerzo Rural produce sounds, big or little, always coarse, sensitive and individual. Part I consists of pitchforks which scratch on glass of windows to be enjoyed inside and outside of the space.

Último Esfuerzo Rural ll (2004-2008)

Último Esfuerzo Rural (“Last Rural Effort”) is composed of two rather different installations. Both produce sounds, big or little, always coarse, sensitive and individual. Part II onsists of giant “zambombas” (lions roars), made of ancient wine barrels, played by pneumatic cylinders.

Springtime in a Small Town (2006)

What makes the work different from our other vibratory projects is its environment. The boxes and metal springs abandoned the closed space and inhabit a romantic wood in Belgium. This way the project acquires an almost meditative charge.

BANG SPRING TIME (2009-2016)

What you see is what you hear: Very long springs between two resonant bodies. Metal bars strike the springs and a wave is set in motion. The sound is born at the same time as the wave, and when the wave dies out the sound also fades away. Or the other way around?

Was der Wind zum Klingen bringt (1989-1990 / 2003)

An apparently unpredictable sequence of timbres, harmonies and dynamics are combined to create the illusion of a living object.

The Electric Swaying Orchestra (1991-1992)

Parametrically-driven pendulums is a well-known subject within the cadre of order and chaos theories. Unpredictable, labile equilibriums lead to situations that are impossible to control entirely.

Vooruitgang (1994) and Trajectversterker (1993)

The vibrations generated in the Trajectversterker and Vooruitgang are able to transport objects over a distance on a track constructed of wooden sound chambers.

Krachtgever (1994-1998)

The Krachtgever , a 12 meter long wall of wooden crates and metal springs is probably our best-known piece for its Golden Nica, received in 1998 at the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz.

A Castle for Kobe (1996-1999)

A Castle for Kobe was simply a necessity. A small monument in the spirit of Japan. Not something heavy and monumental, meant for eternity, but something fleeting, portable, lightweight.

Chutes Libres de Printemps (2010/2011)

Chutes Libres de Printemps is a project by Le 8 renversé and Bosch & Simons, a performance by two dancers, double bass and our work Bang Spring Time.

Cantan un Huevo (2000-2001)

Hundreds of metal springs, originally tied together to serve as a mattress, form an extremely complex surface when put into movement. Oscillating motors cause glass bottles, placed on these spring mattresses, to rattle against on another in many ways.