for glass panes, transducer
Four glass panes hung in a row are each made to chime by a transducer. A transducer is a special kind of speaker which doesn’t have its own membrane. It merely creates the necessary vibrations which can be transferred to a material capable of producing the resonance. The glass panes thus become the membrane of the speaker and lend the composition of the installation its own acoustic character along the way. The transparency of the glass is transposed into the apparent clarity of the sounds emanating from the glass panes. Quiet, glissandoing pure tones fuse into an innovative wavering overall sound. The position from where you listen to the installation makes all the difference. From right up close, individual sounds can be heard and from further away, the overall sound. The listener makes themselves the composer to a certain extent through their own movement.