re-cycles @v2_

sound performance with self made instruments (2017)


re-cycles is a work based on waste materials. e-waste, old tools, and other obsolete materials are used to create electroacoustic and mechanical instruments. components of old electronics and tools become microphones that pick up electromagnetic emissions (coils from power supplies), tone generators (motors), resonant bodies (metal and wood), and moving mechanisms that produce sounds.

during the summer sessions residency in rotterdam, the author collected e-waste and discarded materials through donations and browsing secondhand shops. from these materials he made mechanical objects for sound production. the process of making these objects is improvisational, depending on what is found and its constructional possibilities. the result is a sound performance that uses the movement of the obsolete as a means to give new value to discarded materials. it emphasizes the musical potential of the materials, as well as the problematics of overconsumption and pollution. the instruments and performance were made specifically for the summer sessions residency, instruments were left in rotterdam and performance held once.


this project is produced as part of the summer sessions network for talent development in a co-production of metamedia association and v2_ lab for the unstable media.

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