HALLRAUM – Remote Village

Calum Stirling

Foto Calum Stirling

17. März 2017 | 19:30 Uhr
weitere Aufführungen 18. März 2017 | 18–21 Uhr

Gasthof Worrinegr Platz
REZEPTION (Glashaus)
Worringer Platz 1
D-40210 Düsseldorf

The Glasgow based artist Calum Stirling will bring his sound automaton Remote Village to Worringer Platz. This mechanical drum machine and lo-fi sequencer plays multipart compositions using electronic beaters on repurposed musical instruments, kids’ toys and workshop detritus. From angular staccato to loose swing, this machine plays beats reminiscent of familiar musical genres but infected by the mechanical quirks and limitations of this machine’s unique construction.

Stirling’s automaton is a synthesis of digital, analogue and mechanical technologies transforming digital sequencer notation directly into electromechanical action, forming a type of polyrhythmic dance music of lo-fi, mech-tech beats. It follows a long line of enquiry by artists such as Jean Tinguely, building sound and vision sculpture machines. In this case a mongrel update to the traditional fairground organ is constructed in an attempt to replicate the crisp sound of the classic 808 drum machine. In reality however the machine sounds more like the rhythmic bump and grind of a regional British train as it bangs, squeaks and rattles along. Remote Village is an object of machine-like precision and faltering fragility in equal measure.


Der Hallraum Worringer Platz wird von Frauke Berg kuratiert und umgesetzt und ist Teil des künstlerischen Projekts Gasthof Worringer Platz.

Calum Stirling