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Composed Nature (2012) - Staalplaat Soundsystem & Lola landscape architects


Twenty-four birches are each fitted with a vibrating motor that can be activated from a distance. The vibration makes it possible to control the shaking of the the leaf canopy and generates noise fields that surround the visitor. The group of motorised trees form a sensitive but powerful and interactive instrument that invites visitors to improvise or compose. Trees, apparently passive bystanders in our everyday surroundings, are used to create a natural – or even supernatural – experience.  

A co-production by Musica, Z33 - Kunst in de Open Ruimte and PCT Dommelhof
Z33 Kunst in de Open Ruimte is supported by the Flemish Community's Fund for Cultural Infrastructure

Staalplaat Soundsystem (NL) is the platform from which Geert-Jan Hobijn designs and creates sound installations in the broadest sense of the term. These projects arise out of interest in the acoustic elements and social function of public spaces.

LOLA landscape architects is a Rotterdam-based design bureau for progressive landscape architecture, founded in 2003 by Peter Veenstra, Eric-Jan Pleijster and Cees van der Veeken. With spot-on ideas and targeted activities, LOLA (LOst LAndscapes) aims to bring rich, new life to forgotten, derelict or changing landscapes. 

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