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DVD – Visionaries 21 : The Music Machines by Bosch & Simons, 1989-2012

 

DVD Bosch & Simons 1989-2012

April 2013 Contemporary Arts Media, Melbourne released a unique compilation of works conceived and created by us in the period between 1989 – 2012.

It comprises two discs:

DVD 1
1. Interview at Ars Electronica, Linz, 1998
2. Was der Wind zum Klingen bringt, Multimediale2, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 1991
3. Electric Swaying Orchestra, TARt ´91, University of Twente, Enschede, 1991
4. Trajectversterker, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, 1993 / Vooruitgang, Argument,Tilburg, 1994
5. Krachtgever, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1995
6. A Castle for Kobe I and IV, studio, Chelva, 1996, Universidad Politécnica, Valencia, 1999
7. Cantan un Huevo, Metrònom, Barcelona, 2001-02
8. Último Esfuerzo Rural II, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, 2004 / Metrònom, Barcelona, 2005
9. Springtime in a Small Town, KLANKENBOS, Neerpelt, 2006
10. Último Esfuerzo Rural I, Re:New, Huset i Magstraede, Copenhagen, 2008

DVD 2
1. Retrospective Bosch & Simons, Espace Pommier, La Tour du Pin, 2009
2. Aguas Vivas, 2003-2009
3. Bang Spring Time, Forja Arte Contemporáneo, Valencia, 2009
4. Chutes Libres du Printemps, Gare de St Sauveur, Lille, 2010
5 Bang Spring Time, Transitio, Fonoteca Nacional, Mexico-City, 2011
6 Mirlitones, Kunst Werkt, Dordtyart, Dordrecht, 2012
7. Wilberforces, Winter Sparks, FACT, Liverpool, 2012

DVD, NTSC/PAL
Year 1989-2012
Length 82:40 mins.
ISBN: 978-1-922007-53-7

Prices for institutions in Australia A$ 187-220, UK and rest of the world  £ 75.00-125.00

Prices for private use only: A$ 40 / € 32,50 / £ 27,50

See http://www.artfilms.com.au/Detail.aspx?ItemID=5009 

TRAILER

Artist Residency in Chelva

House with studio space in Chelva: Azoque 1

300 meters away from us, we renovated an ancient house. Chelva is an authentic Spanish village, 70 km from Valencia, surrounded by olive trees. Nearby is a Roman aqueduct, deep gorges, etc. The house has three floors: On the ground floor are the living room, kitchen, bathroom and a terrace of 20 m2. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and in the attic there are two rooms that can be used as a studio. Rent: € 380 per month, for larger groups around 440 €. Per week 110-140 €. Wifi internet included.

 

Due to the corona crisis our schedule fell apart completely. Anyone interested is invited to apply. Spain is opening its borders JULY 1st.

For more information send a message to boschsimons@gmail.com

 

Wilberforces at “Winter Sparks”, FACT, Liverpool, 2012

Wilberforces at Winter Sparks, FACT, Liverpool
From Dec 13, 2012 until  February 24, 2013

Opening times:
Weekdays and Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday:                        11am – 6pm

Participants:
Edwin van der Heide Evolving Spark Network
Alexandre Burton      Impacts
Bosch & Simons         Wilberforces
Daksha Patel              Diffusion

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)

88 Wood Street
Liverpool,  L1 4DQ
+44(0)151 707 4464

Wilberforces is a new work within our long series of vibratory projects. The title refers directly to a phenomenon from science, the Wilberforce Pendulum. This pendulum is nothing more than a hung metal spring with below it a central weight plus eccentric weights for calibration. The secret of the system lies in conceiving a calibration in such a way that the resonant frequencies of vertical movement and rotation of a spring are so near to each other that once set in motion its movement can change gradually from vertical motion into rotation and vice-versa without adding energy from an external source. It is an example of a coupled mechanical oscillator, often used as a demonstration in physics education.

In Wilberforces three long springs are used for generating video and audio data. The springs have a length of around six meters, a size normally not found in physics laboratories and resulting in spectacular large and slow movements. Each spring is hung from above and attached to a pneumatic actuator that sporadically adds energy to the system. Below one of the springs hangs a video camera and microphone, below the other two hang tiny loudspeakers. Signals from the moving camera, mike and speakers provide the basic material for the sound and images produced by the work, obviously influenced by everything occurring in and around the FACT Atrium. The irregular motion of the springs can be tracked and experienced through a real time projection of further processed sound and image within a purpose-built dark space at the rear of the building.

Read more at http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/winter-sparks/bosch-simons-wilberforces/

and in the article for “espacios sonoros”, UAM, Madrid, 2015

This first version of Wilberforces has been produced by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). The preliminary research for the project was made possible with a grant of Fundación Arte y Derecho/VEGAP, Madrid.

Acknowledgements: Günter Geiger (software development) and Peter Van der Hoogt  (scientific research)

Mirlitones and Krachtgever at “Kunst Werkt”, Dordtyart, 2012

A big version of Mirlitones was commissioned by DordtYart, Dordrecht and shown in their space at the exhibition “Kunst Werkt” during April-September 2012 together with Krachtgever (1994-98). More info at www.dordtyart.nl

Mirlitones (2012)

Mirlitones was commissioned by DordtYart, Dordrecht, Netherlands. The title refers to a primitive instrument that has appeared in a multitude of forms in various parts of the world. All these instruments exist of a hollow form with a membrane mounted that can be brought into vibration by blowing or singing. The best-known member of the family is the kazoo used until present times in pop music.

The point of departure for the work was the spectacular noise produced by children with minuscule plastic mirlitons in the cavalcade of the Funeral of the Sardine, the final act of the biggest fiesta in the Spanish town Murcia.

In 2004 we built giant lions roars for Último Esfuerzo Rural where we created a new context for age-old instruments. Also the Mirlitones are much bigger than their predecessors and produce a world of sounds little known in musical practice. The installation exists of suspended vertical pipes, one to three meters long, equipped with a vibrating membrane at the upper side. The air used to bring the membranes into vibration comes from a compressor and a web of tubes and taps controlled by a computer. Small fluctuations in the air pressure cause subtle changes in the sound, composed of many ultra-low frequencies, harmonics and phenomena like beats and combination tones that arise from simultaneously sounding pipes. Because all the pipes share the air from the same limited source they also influence each other resulting in a fragile and complex sonorous system, unpredictable up to the smallest detail.

Mirlitones at the festival Nits d´Aielo i Arts, 2012

Mirlitones (2012)

Mirlitones was commissioned by DordtYart, Dordrecht, Netherlands. The title refers to a primitive instrument that has appeared in a multitude of forms in various parts of the world. All these instruments exist of a hollow form with a membrane mounted that can be brought into vibration by blowing or singing. The best-known member of the family is the kazoo used until present times in pop music.

mirlitones-2012.mp3

The point of departure for the work was the spectacular noise produced by children with minuscule plastic mirlitons in the cavalcade of the Funeral of the Sardine, the final act of the biggest fiesta in the Spanish town Murcia.
In 2004 we built giant lions roars for Último Esfuerzo Rural where we created a new context for age-old instruments. Also the Mirlitones are much bigger than their predecessors and produce a world of sounds little known in musical practice. The installation exists of suspended vertical pipes, one to three meters long, equipped with a vibrating membrane at the upper side. The air used to bring the membranes into vibration comes from a compressor and a web of tubes and taps controlled by a computer. Small fluctuations in the air pressure cause subtle changes in the sound, composed of many ultra-low frequencies, harmonics and phenomena like beats and combination tones that arise from simultaneously sounding pipes. Because all the pipes share the air from the same limited source they also influence each other resulting in a fragile and complex sonorous system, unpredictable up to the smallest detail.

Nits d´Aielo i Art, 2012, Último Esfuerzo Industrial I

Último Esfuerzo Industrial was premiered at the festival Nits d´Aielo i Art , Valencia, 14-03-2012. More info about the festival at

http://www.sportingclubrussafa.com/index.php?…

Último Esfuerzo Industrial (2012)

Our work Último Esfuerzo Rural (“Last Rural Effort”) was premiered in Valencia at the Ensems festival of contemporary music in May 2004. It is composed of two complementary installations. Together these produce a poetical ode dedicated to rural life and its people with an independent and creative state of mind that is disappearing in our globalised world. At the time we combined three periods in the project: The rural, industrial and computerized eras. Now, eight years later, it is about time to dedicate a work to the mechanical and analogue era, before nobody remembers how real things work and interact.

Último Esfuerzo Industrial-2012.mp3

Último Esfuerzo Industrial is a simple and effective work. It consists of three electric motors, three frequency controllers, three contact microphones and three bass guitar amps that amplify the signals captured by the mikes. The motor speeds may be controlled with a computer or manually with analogue control units.

Its sound is extremely dynamic with frequencies parting from humming basses and pleasant mids up to acrid trebles.

Bang Spring Time in Mexico, 2011


Bang Spring Time, festival Transitio_MX_04,
Mexico City, October 1-9, 2011.

Bang Spring Time was shown for the first time in a new, outdoors set-up in the garden of the Fonoteca Nacional, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
More info about the festival at http://transitiomx.net

 


 

 

Chutes Libres de Printemps, Lille, 2010

A production of Le 8 renversé, Lille, France.

Choreography: Carla Foris

Mise-en-scene: Bosch & Simons

Dance: Charles-Edouard Danghin

Maude Vergnaud

Live music: Nicolas Mahieux, Peter Bosch

Light Design: Gordo

Chutes Libres de Printemps is a project by Le 8 renversé and Bosch & Simons, an adventure around the relationship between man and machine, experienced by two dancers, a double bass player and the music machine Bang Spring Time.

It was premiered at Gare de Saint Sauveur, Lille, December 2010.

Sponsored by:

la Commune d’Hellemmes,

Département du Pas-de-Calais,

la Région Nord/Pas de Calais,

Ville de Lille, SPEDIDAM (all France)

Instituto Valenciano de la Música (Spain),

Performing Arts Fund (Netherlands).

Le 8 renversé is funded by the Département du Nord (France).

Retrospective Bosch & Simons, La Tour du Pin, 2009

Retrospective Bosch & Simons 1990-2008

Videoregistratie: Guillaume Blanc.

A retrospective of our work from 1990 until 2008 was held in
Espace Louis Pommier, La Tour du Pin (Isère), France
From September 19 until November 29, 2009.
Organized by LeCentreduSon, curated by GRAME, Lyon.
http://www.grame.fr/

Works shown:
Was der Wind zum Klingen bringt (1990)
Vooruitgang (1994)
Krachtgever (1994-98)
Cantan un Huevo (2000-01)
Aguas Vivas (1996 / 2001-05)
Último Esfuerzo Rural I (2004-08)
Último Esfuerzo Rural II (2004-08)


Pictures from exhibition by Thierry Hueber.

Special thanks to:
Technical crew: Jean Cyrille Burdet, Stephanie Gouzil, Olivier Higelin
Günter Geiger: assistance in software and hardware
Maintenance: Glenn Smith

La Fondation de France
Le Conseil Général de l´Isère
Lafarge
Instituto Valenciano de la Música
CAUE38
Les Grands Ateliers
CRESSONS
Communes de La Tour du Pin et Saint-Chef
AISVAL- Poliuretanos, S.L., Chelva

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