Klaus Filip/Noid

sanatory17 – exhibition 18-20.2017

curated by: Klaus Filip/Noid


A room illuminated by sound.

The optical multi-speaker setup transmits a multi-channel composition that becomes perceivable with light-sensitive headphones. Take a walk in the sonic landscape – listening into the light. Tiny movements cause drastic changes in perspective.

Sonic Luz  – Multimedia hall – 20.08.2017  19:00

The comeback of the optosonic synthesiser.
live performance by noid and klaus filip
bringing the technology of optosonic synthesizers into the era of DIY.
Most traditional synthesisers put a strong emphasis on reproducibility and the stability of pitch. Therefor they need big and complex mechanisms usually realised inside a black box.
For Sonic Luz the priority is a maximum of flexibility and the possibility for haptic interaction on all the parts of the tone production.
By moving the lamps or the toneweels on the table, or changing the discs, the composition of the sounds can simply be manipulated, quick and intuitively. The machine has no interior that could possibly hidden, everything is laid open for the audience and generates a performative aspect of great beauty.
Optosonics is a forgotten technology that was widely in use to store, transmit or manipulate information in the beginning of the 20th century.
In fact most early synthesizers were based on optical generated sound.


noid /aka arnold haberl, *1970, living in vienna

composer . performer . improviser | auricular . cello . electronic devices … his musical approach can be described as fundamental research.
his works span a wide range of contradictory outcome, from solos to compositions for ensembles, from sound installations to videos.
using electronics as well as acoustical instruments. consequently denying the borderline between music and sound-art.this lead him to collaborations with artists of different fields: choreographers, like joão fiadeiro, colette sadler, akemi takeya, philipp gehmacher, etc…
visual artists as for instance alexander schellow, heike kaltenbrunner, erik hable or andré an improvisor he performs among others with: klaus filip, taku unami, o.blaat, axel doerner, christian weber, erikM, dieb13, kazuhisa uchihashi,
burkhard stangl, yan jun, taku han-noda, carl stone, mattin, etc…

he is programmer for the “ppooll” project: an open source / copyleft / freeware, designed for live – improvisation, composition, interactive installations, etc…
together with klaus fillip (the main programmer) he was invited to present this software at the cycling74 user conference in san francisco april 2009. He is part of the organizing team for the annual “reheat” interdisciplinary festival,
and he was curating soundart exhibitions in the frame of the “konfrontationen nickelsdorf” festival in 2009 and 2010.