–  a performative concert installation

CRASH RIDE6 Is the most extensive of Sisterloop’s work with the Cymbal as material; sonically, visually and performatively. The work consists of 60 broken cymbals in various conditions; used and more or less defect. All of them have their own individual noise, rattle, crackle, clatter. The characteristics of the cymbals with their cracks and distortions, plays a major part in the sonic landscape and performance. With wireless condenser microphones, contacts mics, transducers, sensors, mallets and knives, they use the cymbal as their protagonist to explore and produce massive bass frequencies and interferences, rhythmic, industrial references, floating textures and singing metal.  //: Analog distorted loops ://

The cymbals have been smashed mainly by punk and rock drummers, during concerts, in rehearsal rooms and clubs around Sweden and Germany, all collected by Sisterloops.

CRASH RIDE6 was developed in 2021 at Maschinenhaus Essen in Germany, EMS Elektronmusikstudion and Fylkingen – new music and intermedia art in Stockholm, Sweden. The work is based in a profound research of various electroacoustic techniques in collaboration with the programmer and hardware- / software developer Fredrik Olofsson.
With funding from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Swedish Performing Arts Agency, Stockholm Regional Cultural Funds and Kunststiftung NRW Germany.

Excerpts from the premiere at Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden, September 10th, 2021.


Photo: Michel Klöfkorn

Photo: Anna Drvnik

Thank you Fylkingen, Elektronmusikstudion, Maschinenhaus Essen, Fredrik Olofsson, Simon Dümpelmann, Sascha Djäzz, Magdalena Meitzner, Ulrik Nilsson, Michel Klöfkorn, Johanna Yasirra-Kluhs, Anna Drvnik, Jenny Soep, Rees Archibald, Pedro Martinez.