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Heike Kaltenbrunner: like you up there


A flock of starlings in the blue light is like a heavy storm, overwhelmingly beautiful and breathtaking - if you don't have anything to loose, like property that could be destroyed or harvest that could be dispatched. One possibility to scare invading flocks away from vineyards is to implement speaker systems that play sounds of barking dogs or hawks. The acoustic land art project "RAPTORreloaded" undertakes the experiment to incorporate sound art into these systems.

As my contribution i attempt to form sonic contraflocks to communicate with the birds, an answer to the incredible display of aeronautical skill. Not that i would ever claim i could create something as approximately as artful as the formations of these masters .

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