Do 10.9 — So 27.9.20

Martin Riches: Knocking & Turning – Klanginstallationen

ACUD GALERIE 14h → Exhibition

Martin Riches: Knocking & Turning – Klanginstallationen
10.09. – 27.09.2020

Über sechzig kinetische Skulpturen und Klanginstallationen hat Martin Riches in den vergangenen fünfzig Jahren entworfen und gebaut. Seine Werke haben den gebürtigen Engländer, der seit 1969 in Berlin lebt, bereits heute zu einem Klassiker der kinetischen Klangkunst werden lassen. singuhr – projekte stellt mit „Martin Riches: Knocking & Turning“ in einer Doppelausstellung im Meinblau Projektraum und in der ACUD Galerie nun zwei Berliner Erstaufführungen von Riches ins Zentrum: die Installation „Interactive Field“ (1999-2004) sowie die zusammen mit dem Komponisten Tom Johnson entwickelte Klanginstallation „Knock on Wood“ (2019).


Over the course of the past fifty years, Martin Riches has created over sixty kinetic sculptures and sound installations. Born in England and based in Berlin since 1969, Riches’ artistic output has made him a living legend in the world of kinetic sound art. With “Martin Riches: Knocking & Turning”, singuhr – projekte is now delighted to place two Berlin premieres of Riches’ work centre stage, in a double exhibition at Meinblau Project Space and the ACUD Gallery, featuring the installation “Interactive Field” (1999-2004) as well as „Knock on Wood“ (2019), a sound installation developed in collaboration with composer Tom Johnson.


Martin Riches: Interactive Field (ACUD Gallery)
»Interactive Field« at the ACUD Gallery is a pioneering piece in Riches’ series of mecha-sonic ballets. The installation consists of a six-by-six arrangement of black-and-white panels on a table, each set in motion by stepping motors, which simultaneously serve as the sole sources of sound. The repertoire of »Interactive Field« is impressive, ranging from short, jerky movements to dialogically flowing sequences. What’s more: due to its ability to react to guests and their movements at the table, the piece affords viewers the opportunity to engage in a playful, interactive encounter with sound and motion.
Artist Website

Konrad Sprenger: Playing the Sound Box (Sound Performance, ACUD Studio)
The exhibition will also feature an evening of special performances by Konrad Sprenger at ACUD Studio.

Konrad Sprenger
The Berlin based musician and composer is known for combining mechanical and electronic elements in many of his works. In this roughly half-hour solo performance, Sprenger will present his computer-controlled multi-channel electric guitar, wherein the strings are made to oscillate using various electronically controlled mechanical processes. In addition, Sprenger will be playing Martin Riches’ »Sound Box« (1985), featuring a windchest built by Riches for the intonation of organ pipes, equipped with 3 pedals and 4 registers, as well as the sound installation »Ein Ton« (1987) for three labial pipes, all tuned to approximately the same low note.

Organised by singuhr e.v.
With funding and support from the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V., Musikfonds, die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien and the Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin (Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur).
Made possible with the friendly support of ACUD MACHT NEU and Meinblau e.V.

10.09. — 27.09.2020
Wed — Sun 14:00 — 20:00
Admission free of charge

ACUD Galerie + Acud Studio
Veteranenstraße 21
10119 Berlin