Headscapes do not represent exterior space, but were conceived and created speci. This applies equally to bernhard leitner s largescale sound architectures and to his open urban sound spaces. Leitner has been a pioneer in sound installation art and will speak about conceiving of sounds as architectural, or constructive material allowing a space to emerge. Bernhard leitner earspacebodysound galerie georg kargl. During the late 1960s in new york, austrian architect and artist bernhard leitner born 1938 designed the first soundspace sculpture or. Leitner continues to show the same sort of variability in approaching his works today. Leitner, who actually studied architecture, has been a visionary ever since the very. Bernhard leitner born 1938 uses sound to create intimate spaces in which one can physically experience the movement of sound. In each of the four ceiling elements, sized 3 x 5m, a plastic membrane is fitted at the lower edge of the frame. From georg kargl fine arts, bernhard leitner, vertical space i 1975, 2 wooden drums with loudspeaker, cdplayer, amplifier. Bernhard leitner 1938 is regarded as a pioneer, and is today one of the most prominent, internationally recognized artists in this new area of timebased plastic arts. In this composition i hear a rhizomic collective, which obeys, albeit contradictorily, a.
This publication is the first to survey leitner s visionary sketchbooks. Sound is projected and reflected from eight columns onto the ceiling. Using the vocabulary of sound, leitner discusses how he uses sound to define space. Head spaces, only to be experienced with earphones, are not representations of exterior space. Focused exclusively on the role of sound in architectural space, the fullday program on. Image 5 of 5 from gallery of making space resonate. Bernhard leitner has 20 books on goodreads with 90 ratings. A conversation between ulrich conrads and bernhard leitner explores the theme of sound, time and space. Atelier bernhard leitner tonraumskulptur sound space sculpture book online at best prices in india on. Bernhard leitners soundcube, 1969 graphic design books. This statement made by bernhard leitner, which initially seems absurd, can be explained in. May 3rd june 15, 2019 since the 1960ies bernhard leitner has been building spaces and sculptures with acoustic matter.
Bernhard leitner is the author of the wittgenstein house 4. During the late 1960s in new york, austrian architect and artist bernhard leitner born 1938 designed the first sound space sculpture or architecture a multichannel architecture of sound. Sound swing a minimum of four loudspeakers is required for a. He integrates mediabased art into his architecture, using exhibition visitors as resonating bodies and playing with their acoustic perceptions. Since the late 1960s, bernhard leitner has been working in the realm between architecture, sculpture, and music, conceiving of sounds as. Space 1978 spatial grid the spatial grid is a threedimensional grid of loudspeakers, a neutral frame for creating various spatial statements. The zkm dedicates itself to contemporary developments within art and society in all media formats and systems.
Bernhard leitner s sound space objects and installations are all accessible and useable for the visitor. Thinking sound and space, a groundbreaking conference that brought together architects, acoustical engineers, sound artists, journalists, museum directors and students for a unique and wideranging exchange of ideas and inspiration. The eye listens too, and the ear helps the eye to read. The sound is programmed to travel from loudspeaker to loudspeaker. Leitner s work combines architecture, acoustics, and sculpture in an effort to establish a.
Download bernhard leitner sound space free books video. Leitner, who actually studied architecture, has been a visionary ever since the. January 21, 2012 by fosco lucarelli leave a comment. He introduced sound to the installation space, allowing the installation space to emerge through the sound.
Bernhard leitner s most popular book is the wittgenstein house. Origins, development and ambiguities volume 14 issue 1 alan licht. Leitner opens a new field of work and experiment, enabling us to experience space, acoustically as well as physically, the essential feature being the inseparability of the visual and acoustic components of. What i wish to suggest is that a consideration of these sound works enables us to identify a parallelism in. Although leitner has a comprehensive website online, this book provides a more indepth understanding of leitner s design process from his hand sketches to finished product. Bernhard leitner sound space by bernhard leitner, norbert. Using the vocabulary of sound, leitner discusses how he uses sound to define space and create completely new worlds.
Photograph by atelier leitner i can hear with my knee better than with my calves. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library. Bernhard leitner soundcube 1969 creating a sound defined space 64 speakers in a space allowing for sound to be shaped three dimensionally jenny cho the love of my life typology architecture architecture concept diagram architecture program architecture board architecture design architecture diagrams drawing architecture drawing face. Since the late 1960s, bernhard leitner has been working in the realm between architecture, sculpture. Four talks on the fourth dimension of architecture.
Bernhard leitner noted this description under a 1969 drawing of the soundcube 1970, which was designed to heighten peoples acoustic and physical experience of sound. Sound chair, sound dome, serpentinata, sound column bernhard leitners sound space objects. The taj mahal contains a huge empty domed space above the crypt. A room composed of 64 loudspeakers, the soundcube allowed for the sounds to travel from one side to another, circling, spiraling. Austrianborn artist, bernhard leitner, talks about his sound spaces with resite at resonate. Background noise follows the development of sound as an artistic medium and illustrates how sound is put to use within modes of composition, installation, and performance.
Holistic, wholebodylistening is an essential aspect of his work. Leitner s work always focused on the relationships between sound and space, or better sound as building material as the title of one of his retrospective exhibitions. Room, a gallery space filled two feet deep with dirt first realized in friedrichs. He tries to be precise in controlling effects and technologiesif you are delineating and characterizing space using sound, thats importantwhile allowing for surprises. Bernhard leitner is considered a pioneer of the art form generally referred to as sound installation. May 7, 20 spatial grid the spatial grid is a threedimensional grid of loudspeakers, a neutral frame for creating various spatial statements. A room composed of 64 loudspeakers, the soundcube allowed for the sounds to travel from one side to another, circling, spiraling, changing in pitch and direction. Sound swing a minimum of four loudspeakers is required for a pendulumlike motion of sound in space.
Many years before the cylindre sonore, see previous post, in 1969, leitner began his research on sound defined space. A good collection of bernhard leitner s inspiring sound art sculptures and sound art architecture. Kj by alan licht music and painting have always existed side by side, but it was the deconstruc. This statement made by bernhard leitner, which initially seems absurd, can be explained in light of an interest that he still pursues today with unbroken passion and meticulousness. Does the exquisitely dissonant institution of sound art, and its subsequent ordering of desire, ensure that we subscribe to a genealogy through which it is governed. By means of pneumatic and mechanical forces the membrane transforms into an undulating surface.1175 551 521 76 992 957 221 57 1365 167 1219 406 103 1004 1485 52 1139 378 1014 911 70 42 481 738 1153 982 680 605 175 749 99 254 1189 462