PERCUSSORES
FOR TABLA MACHINE AND LIVE SOUND PROCESSING


“The celebrated automata (of the eighteenth century) were not only a way of illustrating an organism, they were also political puppets, small-scale models of power. Frederick (the Great), the meticulous king of small machines, well-trained regiments and long exercises, was obsessed with them”. (Michel Foucault)

Hans Tammen’s Prozesshansl is a name for projects that use electronic sound processing on various instruments to fragment, distend and otherwise transform their sounds, creating an alien world of bizarre textures and polyrhythmic machinations. The software “listens” to the playing, to then determine the parameters of the live sound processing. By using a table machine as a sound source, two automata playing off against each other, creating an alien world of bizarre textures.

Kurt Ralske provided the visuals. Recorded live at AB UNO PLURIBUS 2015, curated & produced by WvS, co-producer: Miah Artola