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The Dynamic Panoramaphone

Ad van Buuren

Solo exhibition

3 – 11 October 1992
Vleeshal (Map)

The Dynamic Panoramaphone is a sound system that works with 6 tape recorders and some simple instruments that serve as a sound source. The tape recorders transform their recorded sound so that the sound richness of the sound sources can fully manifest. The tape recorders, which turn each other at a different speed, are connected to each other via mixer panels and through the audio tapes themselves. As a result, the sound is compressed and expanded in a smooth way. Further techniques include clipping, playback and scratching of the sound. There are no electronic interventions and all sounds are generated live. The sound can be heard over 10 speakers, which are arranged with the appropriate tape recorders, so that a spatial effect is created.