Half-closed loop

2015, 2016 – Till Bovermann

Half-closed loop is an instrument for storytelling improvisation. By means of inducing feedback on various levels—particularly by a custom instrument consisting of a string in a brass pipe and a wooden board with attached structure-borne drivers— the design allows the performer a broad range of musical expressions. Being designed as an open system with a significant amount of complexity in routing and control, the system “fuses” performer and instrument into a “meta-system” of human-instrument entanglement. The thereof resulting instability elements support an improvisation as a communication between performer and instrument.

For more information, see tai-studio.org

The used RTWaveSet UGen set was implemented by Fabian Seidl.