W. A. Mozart's composition Adagio in F minor (KV 594) for an organ work in a clock becomes a synesthetic experience in the project Shift KV594, materially visible, audible and tangible.
Adagio in F minor, KV 594
A project by
achim Bornhöft , Marco Döttlinger , Lisbeth Freiss , Christina Leitner and Frauke Von Jaruntowski
a textile/electro-acoustic project
With shift KV 594, Shift performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Adagio in F minor KV 594 for an organ work in a clock on a digitally controlled Jacquard loom. As an instrument, the loom interprets Mozart's composition; at the same time, as a weaving machine, it produces a woven piece designed by the composition. The weaving process thus organizes the 'materialization' of the sounds and translates the composition into a 'textile score'.
shift KV 594 finds its continuation with shift+ in the textile reinterpretation of fabrics from Mozart's era. The resulting textile designs are realized on the digital Jacquard loom. The compositions use the sounds of the loom to interpret the pictorial content of the woven fabric. The compositions thus organize the 'sonification' of the textile pattern.
The Jacquard loom becomes an instrument and enables with shift an experience of W.A. Mozart in sound, haptics, materiality and color.
"It was in the context of, and initiated by, the courts that the history of automata construction, cybernetics, and control began-as feats of artistry, control mechanisms were constructed that controlled the fingers, jaws, tones, and threads of musical theaters, flautists, artificial ducks, and looms."
— Schneider, 2007:8
Achim Bornhoeft, Julia Burgholzer, Marco Döttlinger, Emma Ebmeyer, Lisbeth Freiss, Alfran Garcia, Pia Geisreiter, Thomas Gschoßmann, Frauke v. Jaruntowski, Julia Kirnich, Tibor Kovacs, Christina Leitner, Elena Lengauer, Leonie Lindinger, Valerie Magnus, Judith Musil, Susanne Roittner-Nething, Nicolas Speda, Lukas Stangl, Elisabeth Stötzler und Wen-Cheng Wei