IMA_experiments 11: Shruti Loops
The picture shows the sound dome artists Jean-Philippe Renoult and DinahBird at work.
Sat, November 04, 2017 8 pm CET

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, sound artists Jean-Philippe Renoult presents his live performance »Shruti Loops« at ZKM. 

»Shruti Loops« is a live performance by Jean-Philippe Renoult where polyphonic harmonium drone sounds made with a three octave »shruti box« (a traditional instrument from India) are artfully re-interpreted with prepared tape loops plundered from a wide variety of 20thcentury musical folklores, from vintage pop, musicals, to gospel and lost country classics. »Shruti Loops« pays tribute to the old time radio songs of the 1940s, 50s and 1960s. By associating them with the breathy, hoarse, and sometimes insistent sound of the shruti box, old forgotten favourites take on a new millennial hue.

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe