FOR TWO NIGHTINGALES, TWO BLACKBIRDS AND A DOVE
© 2021 sound sculpture by Stephan Hüsch
PVC, steel wire robe, 2 speakers, 360 x 120 x 120 cm
composition and clarinet improvisation by Stephan Hüsch and Ulrich Hackenbruch
The hanging sound sculpture in the garden of the Sophienkirche, under which passers-by are invited to listen to a clarinet duet for two nightingales, two blackbirds and a dove, explores our relationship to nature. Birds have been a recurring inspiration in music history; an inspiration for this work is the 3rd movement from “Quatuor pour la fin du Temps” by Olivier Messiaen. This composition for clarinet is also initially based on real bird voices; likewise, the form of the sculpture is based on the amplitude of the respective bird call phrases.
The multiple translations ultimately form the score for the sound sculpture and contribute to changing the interplay of our acoustic and visual perception. The work also draws attention to what is not (no longer) heard and focuses on the relationship between silence and sound. It creates an in-between space both spatially and acoustically.
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CHIMNEY HOUSE ESTATE (SCHORNHAUS-SIEDLUNG)
© Stephan Hüsch 2020, gypsum fiberboard, water glass, pigments, 450 x 45 x 45 cm
Built around the chimney in a private house in Brandenburg.
INSIDE CHILLIDA I
Stephan Hüsch © 2015, polysterol, acrylic paint, 26 x 18 x 12 cm
IF 3 GO IN AND 5 COME OUT, THEN 2 HAVE TO GO BACK IN AGAIN SO THAT THE ROOM IS EMPTY
Stephan Hüsch © 2010, design for a spatial installation with mobilés in the showcase of Segitzdamm 2, at Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg
The installation consists of several mobilés, which are tailored to the space and relate to each other. Each individual mobilé describes a three-dimensional spatial situation with perspective foreshortenings (like a relief).
The mobilés are made of black aluminum tubes (6mm) and steel wire robe.
PULL / PUSH
Stephan Hüsch © 1994, burned, brushed and fixed chestnut wood, made of one tree trunk, between 65 – 100 x 50 x 50 cm
CONCRETE & STONE
Stephan Hüsch © 1993, stone and concrete
STÖNE: red and green sandstone, brown and gray granite, blue labrador (gabbro), between 20 and 50 cm high
CONCRETE: concrete, pigments, modeled in clay, cast in pigmented concrete, about 30 cm high
The concrete sculptures are each approx. 2 – 3 cm large detail-cut of the stone models on the approx. hundredfold enlarged.
Stephan Hüsch © 1993
fibreglas, each 20 x 50 x 100 cm
MARVEL / BRICKS
Stephan Hüsch © 1991-95, marvel sculpture and bricks base, 250 x 250 x 80 cm
sculpture in front of the Benjamin Franklin Hospital, Berlin
Stephan Hüsch © 1992, cardboard, between 120 – 160 x 50 x 50 cm
Stephan Hüsch © 1990, granite, concrete base, 210 x 90 x 90 cm