GLOBALE: Virtual Sound Gallery
User interface: map of the museum with marked microphones
Fri, September 25, 2015 – Sun, February 28, 2016
The »Virtual Sound Gallery« is an invisible sound installation within the ZKM_Atrium 8 + 9. Visitors move with a Tablet and headphones through the exhibition spaces and, while doing so, orient themselves on a virtual sound card. They encounter pieces of music at various points throughout the building, each of which may be visited and considered acoustically.
Visitors are not only able in this way to explore the ZKM atria, but also navigate themselves through a gallery of matured musical works of art which perpetually changes throughout the course of the exhibition. Of particular importance is the metaphor of searching for the piece of music spatially and not temporally, as in a concert. The »Virtual Sound Gallery«, therefore, represents an experimental attempt to connect music with a spatial metaphor in a similar way to which it is done in museums and libraries, in cities and in landscapes. A series of alternating composers from the field of electro-acoustic music will accentuate the installation.

During the »Exo-Evolution« exhibition (till Feb 28, 2016), you can get a tablet at the loan station in ZKM_Atrium 8 + 9 (directly behind the museum entrance) upon presentation of your identity card.
During the festival »Tangible Sound« (24.–27.09.2015) the public got a first insight into the »Virtual Sound Gallery«.
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe

With support by the cultural program of the European Union