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Tactility of Music

Gabriela Gavriloska, Marija Kuzevska

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Designed according to Zakhar Valaha’s composition

Several thoughts and elements cross your mind after listening to the musical composition. Changing the direction and pace of motion, form, light, and atmospheres to transform the aural sense into a tactile experience.
The musical accents were set down in six segments throughout the work. The size of the stairs was determined by this. The first and fourth notes of the tact are accentuated, and the run's dimension changes in step with the music (30 cm = 3 notes, 50 cm = 5 notes). By doing this, the music's tempo will match the pace at which the visitor is walking. Depending on the volume of the music, the stair climb adjusts from 16 cm to 18 cm and then 20 cm. The last four stairs (40cm rise, 50cm run) represent the relief as the viewer approaches the end of the installation, concluding the whole adventure.
The illumination adds to the experience's excitement and disorientation and it was the main transcription of the emotion of the music to the space. Only vertical and horizontal light cuts on the walls and the roof, which are likewise in step with the pace of the walk, provide illumination for the area. Translation of the emotional aspects is seen through two bigger light cuts which represent the growing tension in the composition. The visitor feels pressed and disoriented when the ray of light hits them at the same time as the accent, which grows as they pass the stairs. “Sound is to time as light is to space” - Steven Holl
The goal of this work is to transform the composition into a variety of strikingly different experiences that will allow viewers to experience the music in three dimensions. This piece of music evokes feelings of intense pressure, excitement, rapid tempo, and even ethereal atmospheres. This sensation guides the space's creation, which is full of shocks and scenarios that leave viewers guessing as to what will happen next. The next space is invisible from where you are standing right now. By establishing a place that is under pressure, the link to the musical composition is continued. The visitor is led through two twists at the entrance of the work, which has a larger volume and a more ethereal mood, before arriving in a more compact area with stairs. The more space they pass, the lesser the volume becomes, increasing the pressure.
The motion begins linearly and begins to fold as it nears the center, where there is a complete release of pressure on an exposed platform with a view of the surrounding landscape. From there, the motion trajectory develops as the installation nears its conclusion. The viewer is let loose at the conclusion and returned to nature.

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