The project 16Hz explores the area of blending and unusual sonic experience between bass and infrasound in which sound becomes more and more perceivable through the body rather than through the ear. Three organ pipes developed by the artist are supplied by a blower, creating their very low tones through purely physical means, just like a common flute scaled bigger.
A sea of sound waves is filling the exhibition space and another unusual phenomenon becomes palpable: The frequencies involved are low enough in relation to their contained space’s dimensions to create the phenomenon of „standing waves“ whereby sound is amplifying itself in some spots while erasing itself in others, creating a walkable acoustic field subjectively transforming with the auditor’s movement, even if the pipe's output is continuous.
16Hz is both presented as a sound installation and as a sound performance. When played, three performers, one on each pipe, use the build in means of manipulation to explore the possible harmonies and frictions between the individual tones, meditatively fading in and out of beatings and sound effects.