COLUMN

Column - sketch 01 © 2017 KVW
Column, Mt. Saint Helens 1980 - Saint Michael Church, Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege, Brussels (BE) © 2017 KVW

installation
ash, midi composition, tactile transducer, subwoofer,…
2017

In the installation Column Karl Van Welden continues his exploration of volcanoes and the consequences of an eruption. Volcanic action produces a variety of sounds and many of those sounds are below the frequency limit of human hearing. Van Welden uses the different volcano acoustics to produce a column of ash. The column is linked to a real eruption by creating a MIDI composition for low frequency in honor of a specific eruption. The first, created for the Saint Michael Church of Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege in Brussels, is called Mt. Saint Helens 1980.