by Mario de Vega, 2019
commissioned by rotting sounds
production by Thomas Grill

Operating System, script, silicon carbide crystal, electric power line

Intermission is composed of an electronic system and a rudimentary suspension mechanism. Its principle is simplified as code written to analyse and retard an audio signal using the microphone input and segments of a computer interface as engines. A piece of silicon carbide crystal, suspended from the ceiling, interacts with the feedback of the system itself, acting as a gate that increases and decreases the fluctuation of a digital signal.

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Live audio stream of the installation at the Auditorium of Rotting Sounds

Special thanks to Alberto de Campo and Hugo Esquinca.


You can find archived sounds of the piece (1 min per hour) at the Rotting Sounds Archive.