The “TopoPhonia” archive at ZKM:
Since September 2007, Space-sound compositions which were realized in the context of „TopoPhonia“ have been archived at the IMA and the Mediathek of the ZKM Karlsruhe and partly arranged for playing over the 47-channel sound system „ZKM Sound Dome“.
Information on the single works is available at the ZKM Mediathek. The Mediathek provides stereo versions of all multi channel compositions, in addition. Furthermore, it is possible to rent all the multi channel works for performances or education affairs.
The Space-sound Art Project „TopoPhonia“
In the context of „TopoPhonia“, Space-sound installations were drafted and realized that grounded on the aesthetical and technical basis of the artistic development project under the same name. Its basic idea was to provide sound with quasi „real“ motion, over a multi-limbed loudspeaker configuration arranged in a certain space, employing a computer-controlled Space-sound distribution system. This enables the creation of spaces individualized by sounds, with enterable sound installations, sound sculptures and concert-based space-sound installations. By the end of the 90s of the past century, the „TopoPhonia“ concept was integrated in the artistic work by the duo <sabine schäfer // joachim krebs>.
Sabine Schäfer: artistic concept, composition, production
Data on the project development "TopoPhonia":
1988/89 Development of the artistic concept / DAAD grant for CCRMA Stanford, USA and other computer music centres. 1990-92 Development and construction of the first spatial sound controlling prototypes at the ZKM │ Institute for Music and Acoustic, in co-operation with the University Karlsruhe (TH). 1992 Construction of the 24-channel spatial sound control system “Topoph24”. 1991: „TopoPhonien II“, first 16-channel, concert-based Space-soundInstallation. 1992: “TopoPhonicZones“, first 16- and 32-channel, enterable Space-soundBodies. 1994-95 development of a keyboard-controlled MIDI-interface for spatial sound control. 1999 construction of a 32-channel, fully digitalised spatial sound control system.
Further Information: TopoPhonien