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|Kunstradio presents a live sound performance by Bernhard Loibner (Laptop + Midi-ctrl) |
and João Castro Pinto (Laptop + Midi-ctrl): „Portraying the Spectra of Toys“.
Toys for children and babies are developed and produced with the purpose to perfectly meet the needs and the interests of their target group, for playing but also for learning and apprehending. In each society toys bear an interesting cultural significance as their development reveals sociological, technological and cultural change and progress.
In a world full of acoustic stimuli, toys are (often disapproved by parents) yet another source of sounds such as beeping, speaking, singing, barking, rattling etc. If you listen closely you will find that these polluters of the acoustic environment in children’s play rooms can reveal sound spectra full of surprises and fascination. Toys can open up the door to a hidden world…
Bernhard Loibner and Joao Castro Pinto dig into this seemingly irrelevant cloud of noise by analysing the spectra of toys in their live „toy sonata“. Recordings of sounds, voices, instruments and electronic toys are used for the composition, as well as live processed and live manipulated sounds. Far off the original meaning of the word, this “toy sonata” tries to create interlaced and stringent sound textures, contrasting timbres and rhythms, and play toys like you have probably never heard them before.