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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ATLANTIS FRACTURE ZONE – LOST CITY
Stephan Hüsch © 2013
LOST CITY – Jellyfish: styrofoam, lined with paper, acrylic paint, fishing line, 100 x 100 x 50 cm
LOST CITY – Bubbles: styrofoam, steel reinforcement, reinforcement filler, acrylic paint, 310 x 50 x 50 cm
The sculptures are connected to LOST CITY – MOVIE and RELIEFS.
Since the Lost City Field, near the Mid Atlantic Ridge, was only very recently discovered, the kinds of questions microbiologists are asking are still in very basic stages.
“Can the organisms at Lost City use the energy sources created by the rocks, or the rocks themselves?”
In other words, “Can microbes eat rocks?”
Stephan Hüsch © 2011-2013
styrofoam, lined with paper, covered with aluminium powder in acrylic, fishing line, ceiling motor, 320 x 50 x 220 cm
BRUTAL ARCHITECTURE – THE PARK HILL FLAT MOBILÉ
Stephan Hüsch © 2011 in cooperation with Águeda Simó
paper mobilé and photo collage on metalic photopaper
mobilé sculpture: each 25 x 25 x 25 cm, photo collage: 50 x 50 cm
Zeppelin – GRAF ZEPPELIN ON THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
Stephan Hüsch © 2004, acrylic perspex, steel rope, steel rack, 500 x 220 x 140 cm
made for the sculpture park of James Wallace Art Trust in New Zealand
SKY CAMOUFLAGE – Zeppelin
Stephan Hüsch © 2002, waxed and stained plywood, steel rope, 2 speakers, 500 x 220 x 140 cm
It refers to a draft of a nuclear-powered zeppelin from the 1950s.
Standing in front of it, you hear a 9 minute virtual trip around the globe.
connected to the same named animation MOVIE of 2002
HORUM TEMPORUM SCULTURA OSSEA FICTA
Stephan Hüsch © 1995, wire mesh concealed with paper, fishing line, 700 x 250 x 250 cm