Digital interface meets purely analogue sound. Analog sound generators, based on magnetic tape and optical components controlled via graphic score composed with digital interface.
The APPARATUM was inspired by the heritage of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio—one of the first studios in the world producing electroacoustic music. The installation draws inspirations musically and graphically from the Symphony – Electronic Music composed by Bogusław Schaeffer. Bogusław Schaeffer conceived his own visual language of symbols that conveyed the cues for the sound engineer responsible for the production of the piece. The physical form is inspired by the general aesthetics of the Studio’s famous “Black Room” designed by Oskar Hansen. The electroacoustic generators and filters were arranged in a modular fashion inside two steel frames—the construction element that we’ve referred to in our design. Magnetic tape was the primary medium used in the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. We’re also using two types of “tape samplers”—two 2-track loops and three one-shot linear tape samplers. To obtain noise and basic tones we’re utilising purely analog optical generators based on spinning discs with graphical patterns.
PanGenerator (PL) is a new media art & design collective based in Warsaw, founded by Piotr Barszczewski, Krzysztof Cybulski, Krzysztof Goliński, and Jakub Koźniewski. Since 2010 the group has created unique projects exploring new means of creative expression and interaction with the audience. Their works are characterized by blending ephemeral digital realm with the physical world. PanGenerator mixes bits & atoms to create audience-engaging, dynamic, and tangible experiences in opposition to typically static, hermetic, and unapproachable conventions prevalent to traditional, mainstream “modern art” practice. PanGenerator blurs the common divisions between art, design, and engineering, creating large-scale interactive installations commissioned by cultural institutions and commercial brands as well as purely experimental musical interfaces or speculative and critical pieces of art.
panGenerator: Krzysztof Cybulski, Krzysztof Goliński, Jakub Koźniewski
The installation was commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of POLSKA 100,
the international cultural program accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National heritage of the Republic of Poland.