In 2009 Magali Babin and Herman Kolgen initiated a series of improvisations on a dissected drum kit, exploring its physical form and sonic textures. Inspired by these improvisations, FLESH + WOOD + METAL are the materials comprised in this sound installation.
Historically, percussive intruments were a means of communication for ancient civilizations, it is therefore appropriate that this installation be strongly imbued with notions of communication and territory. The three component of FLESH + WOOD + METAL are activated according to the topographical variations, marine turbulences and the ambient sound of the city of Québec.A three-way sonic dialogue will allow us to hear what the ear doesn’t always perceive, but that the body senses.
FLESH + WOOD + METAL is also a reconstructed musical instrument. In performance, the three components are played by the artists, who were able to invent a sentive and powerful sonic language built around these three materials.