The interactive light and sound installation Resonate consists of several kilometers of sound strings and seven interactive bodies containing a total of 1600 controllable LED lights. When the strings are plucked, the tension and the vibration of the ropes changes, thus generating new sounds. The surfaces become the communication level and interact with the installation.

The installation was experienced for the first time in the 40-metre-long interior of a container boat in Frankfurt’s city centre in the context of Luminale 2012, one of Europe’s most prominent architecture and design festivals. It is exhibited in ZKM Karlsruhe, one of the biggest media museums in the world. —Peter Kiefer, excerpted from Musicworks issue 115