Decoder @ Blurred Edges, Silent Posts II and Microphone/Reenactment
25.05.2018. 20:00, Künstlerhaus Faktor
“Silent Posts” is a concept piece by Alexander Schubert. Within its framework there are several source pieces which serve as starting points for artists and musicians to interpret and to make new versions of. This work can be interpreted and adapted by any kind of artist – ranging from musicians, performers, writers, video artists to chefs.
The artist (or artist group) can choose a source piece (provided by the composer) as a starting point or another Silent Post version that some other artist has created before him. It is basically a concept where the versions evolve, as in a family tree.
The artist interprets the previous version following a set of loose guidelines, which are described in the score. Aside from that he can also make individual changes in the piece based on a set of tools.
New versions by:
Olivia Newton John
Bjørn Erik Haugen – „Reenacment / Microphone“
Reenactment is a restaging or recreation of an earlier event. To enact is to do or make something, and to reenact is to do it again. A reenactment is the action of performing a new version of an old event, usually in a theatrical performance. If you’re interested in history, you might enjoy watching a reenactment of a major battle or speech. In a reenactment, people try to get the details as close to the original as possible. Doing reenactments is a hands-on way to learn and celebrate history.
Microphone is an electric device that amplifies the sound of a voice or instrument. If you’re going to stand up in front of a large crowd and want to be heard, you better use a microphone.
Microphones require electricity and amplifiers to work — what they do is take a sound and convert it into an electrical signal. That signal can then be amplified and sent to a speaker or recorded. Performers can sing softly into a microphone and still be heard clearly by an audience member at the very back of a huge concert hall.