The audio consists of 5 layers:
Line 41 clockwise:
Recording with SOMA Ether for
1 hour of the electromagnetism (mostly acceleration
of engine and smaller electrics inside the Ringbahn)
Line 41 clockwise "normal ambience":
"Natural Audio" from the recording of 41 - such as
Announcements of next stop and
people talking in the train.
12 individual recordings of the Entities electromagnetic-sound as seen and heard from the Map page (made with Ether)
The following mixes where made live while watching the visual for a full cycle using the audio from "12 Stops".
In this way they where recorded from a private performance in the process:
Audio from the 12 different times (stops) as samples.
Live looping and arranging of the samples with resonators and reverb through Ableton Live into tracks.
Mix 2 Modular:
Audio from the 12 different Times as samples.
Live processing and looping of the samples with my Modular synthesizer (Eurorack system). Using devices MI: Elements and Clouds
4MS: Spectral Multiband Resonator.
The SOMA "Ether" is a device to make electromagnetic fields audible, developed by Vlad Kreimer and the team at SOMA.
Vlad describes his creation as a sort of anti radio.
A normal radio could receive a broad range of frequencies but when choosing a channel you limit the range to a specific frequency.
The Ether works in a somehow opposite way, where the received frequencies are not limited to a small part of them. Rather, as much as possible is converted into hearable audio (20-20.000Hz).
For MUU the Ether is the essential tool. It is the bridge of two worlds in this sense. Bringing the world of electromagnetism to human perception. Ether was used to hear all the electromagnetic material, It was used together with a Zoom H5 to record.
The visual consists of 4 layers:
Line 41 clockwise:
Recording of full cycle with the Ringbahn 41 Line.
The recording was made with a fixed camera pointed inwards into the Ring through the window. 1 Hour.
Line 42 counter clockwise:
Same recording settings but with 42 Line. The camera was pointed outwards from the Ring through the window this time. 1 Hour.
42 against the clock is placed with 49% transparency on top of 41 with the clock. In this way both layers blend into each other.
12 individual recordings of the different Times (stops).
The frames start with a shot around the stations and
from there move towards the objects. Various lengths.
Images of Chladni Plate with water:
The audio of the 12 Stops was used to vibrate water which results in the forms as seen appearing on every stop. 12 individual clips with the same length as their audio origins.
For more information about the Chladni plate look down below!
Ernst Chladni was a scientist who heavily influenced the research of acoustics.
In one of his experiments he used the bow of a violin and strummed it against a pane of glass. On this pane he had placed sand. He discovered that the vibrations would make the sand form into geometric shapes.
Today as we got access to coils (such as found in speakers to produce sound) it is possible to have any sound/vibration impact materials. The impact of the vibration always depends on the capabilities to vibrate x-times a second and the material which is used to conduct the vibration.
More info on the info page and https://acoustics.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/person/ernst-florens-friedrich-chladni
Through my research process I have used two different Chladni plates to visualize the electromagnetic sound (which I refer to as the unseen):
The fredericksen scientific wave driver: My own from a big guitar amp: