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5'05" - 3 renotations of 1 act of cleaning a piano
In the style of concrete and structural music, this work departs from documentation of the piano in Franziska Koch's house as it is cleaned, creating a random and abstract melody. The artist had a 7" vinyl record pressed of the audio recording of the act of cleaning the piano, which lasted 5'05". She then invited two musicians and one visual artist to create a renotation of the piece. Sebastian Gottschick transcribed the recording as classical notation, the resulting score of which is included as a leporello. Marlon Schumacher used a computer program and sound database to create an animated video, housed on an SD card. Bei Romy Rüeggers contributed a textual translation on a sheet of perforated cards.; The original record, three responses, and one large fold-out poster are housed inside a plastic slipcase with descriptive text.; Text in German and English.
Rüegger, RomySchumacher, MarlonGottschick, Sebastian
1 sound disc ; 7 in.
ColorsText (layout feature)
AssemblagesBroadsides & Posters
Artists' booksSound recordings
CD listening copy will be made
Artists' booksGroup work in art
artists' books (books)phonograph recordsposters
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The original object was photographed with a CANON EOS 5D Mark II digital camera at 300 ppi as a camera raw file (NEF). The NEF file was converted to the TIFF format in Adobe Photoshop.