This sound installation constitutes a new stage in the Cod.Act researches on plastic and sound organicity. It results from an experiment on the relation between the distortion of an elastic structure and a real time human voice synthesis.
A long rubber tube, closed in a loop, is animated by contortions and undulations like an invertebrate body. Surrounded by a group of four dumb human beings equipped with loudspeakers, the creature seems to try to release itself from this disturbing presence in vain. Its efforts and sufferings excite the curiosity of the four human beings and become the subject of primary and sophisticated polyphonic rituals only constituted by synthesized voices.
From raw materials and natural physical phenomena, πTon associates organic movement and vocal expression under their most primitive forms. The result is a striking sound and visual event that sends the spectator back to the origins of his behaviour.
Cod.Act are André and Michel Décosterd.
André Décosterd is a musician and composer. Specialises in computer programming of musical applications. Studies composition systems specific to electroacoustic and contemporary music, in particular algorithmic composition.
Michel Décosterd is a plastic artist. He begins with photography and builts kinetic devices that produce moving images from light and translucent material. After that, he leave the field of image and aquires more competences in the area of materials technology and mechanics. He focuses his plastic researches on the machine and particularly on the movement. Invents and builds kinetic sculptures.
Since its inception, Cod.Act collaborates with Jacques Décosterd, engineer in the fields of industrial computer sciences and automation systems.
An accompanying event to the 11th Musica Electronica Nova Festival.