a very sonic membrane – filmachine

Keiichiro Shibuya, Takashi Ikegami

10 October 2010 Released

This book offers reflections and discussions about ›filmachine‹, a groundbreaking work of art that challenges the way we think of music, sound, and space. filmachine is a vortex of sound and light. It is a sound installation by Japanese composer Keiichiro Shibuya and complex systems scientist Takashi Ikegami. Three circles of loudspeakers are suspended from the ceiling above an abstract landscape. A delicate composition of space and time gives rise to an imaginary aural space in which sound objects and sound membranes are circulating, at times within an intimate proximity, at other times at a great distance.


The essays in this volume offer insights into a unique dialogue between art and science. With contributions by Alva Noë, Otto E. Rössler, Kazunao Abe, Keiichiro Shibuya, Takashi Ikegami, and an introductory essay by Andreas Broeckmann and Stefan Riekeles.


Publication:Edition Jardins des Pilotes / diaphanes, Zürich-Berlin