Stefan Tiefengraber



징 noise #1

2015 - sound installation


For this noise installation ten jings (징) are hanged in the exhibition space.

The bolts of solenoids mounted behind the jings are used to hit them and thereby producing the typical sound of this Korean instruments. The simultaneous hitting is starting with a very slow frequency and over time rising to the climax where there is only noise perceptible in different layers. The spectator is invited to take a rest to experience this sound installation and to move in and through the installation and thereby to hear the change of the sound.

At the end of the loop, all solenoids will stop hitting at the same time and noise fades into silence and the ambient sound of the space.


'징 noise #1' and the light installation 'rotating lights' are part of the group of works 'Noise / Light / Seoul' that got created at the artists stay in MMCA Residency Changdong - Seoul / Korea.



Idea, Concept and Realisation: Stefan Tiefengraber

Thanks to: 정윤영, Michael Tiefengraber, MMCA Residency Changdong, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich - Kunst und Kultur;