About the sound installation:
Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world with distinctive cave-like dwellings carved out of limestone. Called "Tufo", this soft stone consists mainly of calcium carbonate, a chemical compound of the elements calcium, carbon, and oxygen, laid done as sediment millions of years ago. Over time, spaces have been hollowed out through the flow of water and human hands, extending back into a layered history.
NCS_Hypogean-City is a multi-channel sound installation of spatialized electroacoustic miniatures. Their textual characteristics and dramaturgical progressions are built upon the sonification of timeline and geological data of the Italian city of Matera - a unique place protected by the UNESCO as World Heritage, being one of the oldest cities in the world with distinctive cave-like dwellings carved out of limestone. This soft stone consists mainly of calcium carbonate, a chemical compound of the elements calcium, carbon, and oxygen. Both the symbolic and numerological aspects of those elements Ca (20), C (6), O (8) play a decisive role in the compositional process.
Ludger Brümmer [DE]
Yannick Hofmann [DE]
Dan Wilcox [US]
NCS_Hypogean-City was developed by ZKM | Hertz-Lab in 2019 for IN VITRØ - artificial sønification as part of the Interfaces Project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The installation was also presented at: Between 2019 Festival in Stockholm, Sweden on 8-13/11/2019. Find more information here.