Yokomono

25/08/2009
Yokomono is a sound composition with 30 auto-rickshaws playing horn patterns in sync with...
Yokomono
Venue: 
Connaught Place, New Delhi
Date: 
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Participants: 
Geert-Jan Hobijn

Yokomono is a sound composition with 30 auto-rickshaws playing horn patterns in sync with each other as they move in groups around the concentric circles of Connaught Place.

This project has been conceived by Geert Jan Hobjin (Staalplaat Soundsystem), assisted by Jens Alexander Ewald.

The project is supported by the Mondriaan Foundation

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Yokomono: sound composition 30 auto
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Yokomono @ India Art Summit

“The sound experience which I prefer to all others is the experience of silence. And this silence almost everywhere in the world now is traffic.

If you listen to Beethoven or Mozart you see its always the same but if you listen to traffic you see its always different.” - John Cage

MAP AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDIENCES

The first map marks in YELLOW the point from where the auto-rickshaw sounds shall be controlled. The other maps mark out in GREEN, BLUE and RED the route for the three groups of auto-rickshaws as they move through Connaught Place. To view and hear this performance, audiences should move between vantage points along these routes.