Part (2012)

Durata: 30’
Category: Music and architecture

Petra Gipp, architect, and Kim Hedås, composer, were in 2012 represented at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice with two new works: Part and Knot. The work Part was exhibited at the Palazzo Bembo as the only Swedish contribution at the exhibition ”Traces of Centuries & Future Steps” together with 57 architects from 26 different countries.

The works have also been shown at exhibitions in Helsinki at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, in Stockholm at Färgfabriken and at Arkitektur- och designcentrum, in Acousticum in Piteå and the music has been performed also in Huddersfield, UK.

Part is a structure consisting of eleven cast cubes with membranes made out of parchment. The music is composed using surround sound which is played through seven loudspeakers, five cast into the structure and two placed in the space. The structure is mounted in a grid of thin steel tubes, from the floor to the ceiling, which is part of the idea of a three dimensional score. Complementing the work is a plan which explicates the process through sections/plans/views, musical instructions and texts.

Part  was originally composed for the project Skikt  – architecture and music. The music is created as an electro acoustic surround piece, played in a loop.

The project Skikt is made possible by support from the Music Development and Heritage Sweden, the Swedish Arts Council and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.