This part-project is very much Joost Wijnen's baby. Joost is an experienced composer, engineer and designer of loudspeaker systems. We have some memories of incredibly clear, clean and crisp concerts here in the club - and we remember basses felt deep deep down in our bellies.
In this project however, we are not looking for a thruthful and realistic reproduction of sound signals. For this project we are using speakers as "instruments". And we hope to accomplish this by leaving the concepts of accuracy and realism far behind us.
Instead we are looking for ways of building speakers that acoustically modify/ torture/ enrich their sounds. To that end we are experimenting with all sorts of speaker types and additions. From dipole speakers, tubes, reverb plates to strings, springs and strange cabinet shapes and materials.
We expect that coupled with synthesizers these experimental speaker systems will lead to new and interesting ways of experiencing sounds. And when we have several of these hybrid electronic/acoustic "instruments" we will create a spatial setting with them, like an orchestra. Or better yet: as a sound garden where the sound colours are different wherever you scroll through this garden!
Composing music for this sound garden will be a challenge in itself, because the composer not only has the normal means of composition, like melodies, chord progressions and rythmns to his disposal, but the space distrubition of sounds adds a whole new dimension.
Various models are under construction. Already, experiments with a rotating speaker have started, which leads to effects ranging from spacious sound to whirlpool like sound mutilation.