06. – 20.03.2022

Martin Supper | huit 2

Sound installation.
CLB Berlin’s spatial responses to an octahedron loudspeaker.

Sunday, 06.03.2022 at 4.00 pm with live interaction by clarinettists Jürgen Kupke and Thorsten Müller and Martin Supper in conversation.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Sunday, 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
Please book a free ticket for your visit via eventbrite.
Or by email to: kontakt@clb-berlin.de

Live interaction and artist talk:
Sunday, 13 March 2022 at 4.00 pm.
With Martin Supper and Malte Giesen, Director of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music, Akademie der Künste Berlin.

Live interaction and finissage:
Sunday, 20 March 2022 at 4.00 pm.

Each of the 8 radiating directions of the octahedron will stimulate the space in a different way. This means the room “responds” in 8 different ways.
The 8 directional speakers can sound together and individually. Between individual control and simultaneous sounding of all 8 loudspeaker chassis’, the most diverse combinations are artistically worked out for the CLB Berlin.

Sound colour
The sound material moves between abstract and relational sounds. Punctual and two-dimensional. Longer “pauses” allow the intrinsic sound, the noise of the room, to be heard clearly(er). On a few occasions, real instruments will be heard in the room.

Alternating radiation directions of the octahedron can also simulate movements. Real movements, however, will additionally be experienced in smaller time units at huit 2 : two clarinet players will interact minimally with the sounds from the octahedron and assume different positions in space.

The idea to design and build this speaker came from the current wave of 3D audio concepts. The platonic solids icosahedron, dodecahedron and cube-shaped speaker concepts are already in artistic use. Martin Supper decided to design and build an octahedron for artistic considerations.

Jürgen Kupke and Thorsten Müller

Martin Supper (*1947) taught electroacoustic music and sound art at the Faculty of Music at the UdK Berlin. Studied computer science, linguistics and musicology at the Technical University of Berlin. From 1980, as a DAAD scholarship holder, two years at the Instituut voor Sonologie of the Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht. There he studied computer music and electroacoustic music with Gottfried Michael Koenig. Diploma in computer science, doctorate in musicology. Supper directed what is now the “UNI.K | Studio for Sound Art and Sound Research” at the Berlin University of the Arts from 1985 to 2017 and additionally the postgraduate master’s programme Sound Studies, also UdK Berlin, from 2009 to 2015. Since 2013, Martin Supper has been a regular guest professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Compositions and sound installations since 1981, including DH2 (1989), which was selected for the 1990 World Music Days in Oslo by the German jury of the IGNM (CD release on Cybèle) and fragment (2003) for Speaker, two-channel tape, and loudspeakers, speaker: Hanns Zischler. One of the selected compositions by Tempo Reale Firenze (Luciano Berio), premiered in Florence (CD release by Perspectives of New Music). Collaboration with theatre directors, actors, dancers, radio playwrights, film writers, etc.

Photo: (c) Susanne Elgeti 2021


06. – 20.03.2022


CLB Berlin
Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz
10969 Deutschland