For Kunsthal Light #20, Strijbos has created the site-specific kinetic sound installation "Sirenen". This installation consists of an instrument Strijbos built himself and for which he developed his own composition. The installation is constructed from fourteen rotating resonance tubes with built-in loudspeakers. Each of these tubes repeatedly plays its own basic tone. This tone slowly swells and fades in volume. After a short pause, the same tone repeats itself again and again. Because the lengths of the tones vary, a constantly changing composition is created in the space. This cloud of sound is amplified by the focused sound that comes out of the tubes. This kinetic spectacle and the diffuse field of sound come together in an immersive and robotic installation inspired by the mythological call of the Sirens.
The kinetic sound installation Sirenen is a commissioned work by the Kunsthal Rotterdam and made possible with the generous support of Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Stokroos.
Curator: Charlotte Martens
Video: Tanja Busking