Tunnel Ensemble. 2014
Joystick, coil microphone, light sensors, custom controllers, Arduino processor, phone, custom software, acrylic glass, LEDs.
Tunnel Ensemble aims to open up new sound spaces through examining the relations between the saxophone and electronics. The duo was founded in 2013 at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, has played several concerts in Europe and Asia and a live radio concert at the “Art's Birthday 2015” in Antonio Tapies Foundation Barcelona. It won the “1st Prize at the International Contest of Soundart Performance” in Zaragoza 2014 and the “Encouragement Prize” from the Tokyo Experimental Festival 2016.
Tunnel Ensemble sees itself as a band working in a tension of improvisation and research. Peter Breitenbach developed a controller with different sliders and sensors and a custom software. Marc Vilanova explores the most unconventional registers of the instrument, rethinking each sound as a means which is processed.
Saxophones, Composition: Marc Vilanova
Mentor: Alejandro Olarte
Special Thanks: Alfredo Ardia, Charles Van Hemelryck, Radical dB, Grau Music, Off - record label
Support: Sibelius Academy, Hochschule für Musik Trossingen
Video: Daniel Morales, Carles Pons Altimira
Photos: Musiikkitalo, Carles Pons Altimira
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