The Birth of a Ship  

Live-electronics, Ships and Percussion

Ships have played an important roll in the history of humankind, in a way similar to horses. Both have been our wonderful beasts, the essentials in times of war and peace, of poetry and massacre, in times of endless travels, of encounters and clashes of cultures. The artistic aim of this work departs from the  abstract idea of ships as living organisms, not  machines. I represented in this piece the birth process of a ship. This process took place in a "nest" surrounded by aged and wise ships that looked and reacted to the coming ship.

Idea, live electronics, sound-design, scores by Carlos Sandoval   

Percussion:  Claudia Sgarbi - Oori Shalev Roland Neffe

Live-surround manipulation: Iftah Gabbai   

Production design: The Tilt Group

Technical assistance: Folkmar Hein, Martin Klemmer, Arne Vierck, TU Berlin

Image: C.S.


Premiere Germany | 08.26.2006 : Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin. With the kind support of the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, the Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin and the TU Studio, Berlin.