Flying Records (6 recorders ver.) [installation / performance]
 
6台のオープンリール式テープレコーダーそれぞれのテープの端にヘリウム風船を取り付けたサウンド・インスタレーション。テープが巻き出される過程で音の出力とともにバルーンが上昇、6つの音(異なる音程の音声)が空間全体でひとつの音響として立ち昇る壮観な没入性と、巻き戻し音とともに風船が急降下する軽快なノイズ(機材音)とが掛け合いながら、心地よい音響とリズムを生み出していく。
The work is an ensemble of six analog recorders with reel-to-reel magnetic tapes. A helium balloon is attached at the beginning or end of the tape—depending on the direction of play. All tapes are pre-recorded with different sounds. Once the tape is playing, the balloon rises on its own; rewinding the tape hauls the balloon back down, and the minimalist ascent-descent game can start again. The simultaneous action of the six tape recorders thus gives rise to meditative-hypnotic interplay of sounds and visual elements.

Videos :

Flying Records @ Ars Electronica 2014

 

ISSEY MIYAKE 2015 S/S Show (Live Music by Ei Wada with Flying Records)

 

photos via mailmovement.com

 

Another Version : Flying Records -Borelo-[installation]