WS 2013/2014 – Tobias Tavella
The “Drip Drop” Project started with the interest in making environmental influences and materials playpartners for musical expression. As one result, an analogue drum machine emerged in the process of experimenting with water. Therefore water from bottles, turned upside down and put in a frame, runs through small tubes that can be opened or closed manually. Different lengths influence the rhythm of the water drops that hit several types of membranes. These sounds are picked up by contact-microphones and are digitally processed to light up the bottles by a projection corresponding to the rhythm of the drops. This drum machine thus brings together a fluid latency implicit to water and the attempt of the performer to mix the different rhythmical water drop streams.