Benoit Maubrey



GATEWAY, commissioned by MaerzMusik/ Berliner Festspiele 2014, is made of 700 recycled loudspeakers integrated into the entrance of the Haus der Berliner Festspiel. The sculpture itself functions as a single multi-channel loudspeaker, all loudspeakers are connected. However it is noticeable that the sound is different according to the position of the listener: each loudspeaker emits a unique sound.
Sound: 4 radio receivers playing low-level "white noise" . People can call the sculpture and express themselves for 3 minutes. Visitors are also encouraged to participate by creating music with their smartphones and “broadcasting“ them “live“ via Bluetooth receivers installed in the sculpture. Also the sculpture is available as PA systems for other public events and concerts during MaerzMusik Festival.