Rock Concert II

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.

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’.