Hyperthermia / Morphoiki


Electromagnetic sound installation and performance

Performance: 19. januar 2024, 20:00, Duration: 20 min

The Hyperthermia/Morphoiki installation is a musical instrument with electroluminescent strings emitting globular electromagnetic waves in a pattern of accelerated solar storm sequences. In an aria of high-frequency sound, the strings sing a cosmic song of noise, reminiscent of tiny but mighty sun spicules in the chromosphere. Electromagnetic waves are the language of the universe. The stars sing them. Only scattered planets with atmospheres whisper music using sound. The installation connects the longing for sun, warmth, and comfort with the exhaustion and waste of energy on the rocky planet. In all its beauty, the night side of the electrified Earth glows with fiery sparks, reminiscent of golden dust from the sun. However, civilization does not listen to the Prometheans of today’s age, who propose stealing the Sun by imitating nuclear fusion. Civilization has contracted hyperthermia because it steals the sun from ancient plants that once trapped it for their growth; instead of listening to the Sun.

Concept and realisation: Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip)
Programming and electronics: Dmitry Morozov ::Vtol
Video and photography: Miha Godec
Technical support: Valter Udovičić
Sound support: Luka Bernetič
Sound mastering: Aleš Hieng – Zergon
Co-organiser: Osmo/za (Projekt Atol in Ljudmila)

Attribution: The system of electromagnetic detectors is based on open source schematics, published by Jonáša Gruske (CC NC-BY-SA). The composition was developed at Institute for Sonology, konCon, The Hague (NL).
Support: Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia

Promo photography: Robertina Šebjanič


Ida Hiršenfelder

Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip) is a sound artist and archivist. She makes immersive bleepy psychogeographical soundscapes with analogue electronics, DIY and modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. She is interested in bioacoustics, experimental music and sound spatialisation. She is a member of the Jata C group for bioacoustics and sound ecologies. Her solo albums Noise for Strings, Vol. 1 (2019) and Noise for Strings, Vol. 2 (2020) were published by the Kamizdat label. She studied Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (2021–23).



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