The second day of the scripting had a focus on sound, since this has been to a higher degree an important factor for the research. The resonance of the body with stones and other materials has now been an incorporated part of Body Interfaces.
The second day also introduced the first official research collaborator, the sound and media artist Malte Steiner, whom Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen has been working with since 2015. Madsen and Steiner have been doing sound performances and pieces under the name TMS since 2015 and were together in Seydisfjordur, Iceland for a residency in October and November 2015. On this residency Madsen was additionally working extensively on her Body Interfaces research in relation to sound.
The performance in Grüntaler9 started with a short purely analogue session with materials that the artists had found and worked with in Seydisfjordur: an old clock radio and three stones form Madsen's intervention at the Mountain Bjólfur. After this intro, the artists went to their electronic set-up with computer, synth, modular and pedals. A sound source was additionally inserted through a Pure Data patch: A sound that Madsen had created out of one of her session with the sound of stones and the resonance of a space, also from Seydisfjordur.
The TMS set-up at Grüntaler9. Photo: Malte Steiner