Christina Kubisch belongs to the first generation of sound artists. Trained as a composer, she has artistically developed such techniques as magnetic induction to realize her installations. Since 1986 she has added light as an artistic element to her work with sound.Christina Kubisch's work displays an artistic development which is often described as the "synthesis of arts" - the discovery of acoustic space and the dimension of time in the visual arts on the one hand, and a redefinition of relationships between material and form on the other.
This is re-issue of a tape from 1984.
The final and comprehensive document on the series of installations named "On Air" or "Magnetic Air" which Christina Kubisch exhibited in Italy and Europe from 1982 to 1986. Twenty years later, "on Air" has remained a fascinating listening experience, and represents a unique illustration of the artistic integration of sound and vision.The interactive section provides a virtual journey through the spectacular 1984 installation created for the medieval town of Gargonza in Tuscany, complete with 1 hour of additional music and a 15-minute video, also including photos, biography, info and scoresThis cycle of environmental/sound installation explored the relation between ambient and sound, it was realized using magnetic induction and special headphones, so space and music really can form an indissoluble unit."...Even if our listening reality is spherical, in general our way of listening is frontal: a comparison between the player and the listener, between podium and orchestra seat. I left the concert hall to look for new settings for music, places where you could listen while moving freely in space. Places where resonant space becomes a fundamental element along with the musician and the audience. Thus were born concerts in a forest, a basement, a tower, a former factory, shipyards, a cloister; on walls, roofs and terraces. Each work is a different composition, created for "that place". From this came the need to investigate the sonorous reality of the setting itself: to become acquainted with it, listen to it, live it by welcoming its vibrations. This is how various sonorous territories originated, inside of which I distribute the individual musical parts, composed especially for them. The guiding thread of sound in this case should be understood in the literary sense: a series of electrical wires form an electromagnetic labyrinth which the listener deciphers with the aid of special earphones, designed and realised for the purpose. During the journey, the visual structure is transformed into sonorous material. Thus, a composition is born which opens up the possibility of a mix between one musical flow and another, caused by the free movement of the listener among the individual sonorous sectors". (C. Kubisch, 1984)
Special multiple, limited edition of 99 clear vinyl records, with special transparent/opaline sleeves individually hand drawn, signed and numbered by Christina, also including a piece of original cable used for the on Air installation , signed by the author COPIES: 99 total / Also Available on CD on Die Schaetel .