Rock Concert II

Recordings of individual raindrops captured in the mouth of a disused mine, with experimental recording techniques were handed over to invited sound artists including Atau Tanaka, Will Edmondes, The Noise Quire and Mariam Rezaei.

An 8 channel sound installation of free standing, simulated “rock-speakers” spread live mixes creating trancelike, rhythmic and ritualistic soundscapes hovering between abstraction and dance track. The work takes its cue from Kögelsberger’s previous video installation ‘Playing the Cave’.

Loosely based on the notion of a ritualistic “stop the rain dance” Playing the Cave was a response to the increase of rainfall due to climate change in the Lake District – a playful evocation of ancient rituals, myth and man’s desire, often futile, to gain control over nature