The topofthepops NODE Night

The topofthepops NODE Night

NODE's last night starts with a series of hand-picked topofthepops audio visual performances and concerts.

But beware, this is nothing for the faint hearted. There will be loud lasers, sick lights and brutal projections. All surrounded by sweet soaring sounds. So basically multimedia's finest!


'Snail Trail' by Philipp Artus

Snail invents the wheel and goes through a cultural evolution to finally get back to its origin. A laser animation is projected at an angle of 360° onto a column, so that the audience has to walk around to follow the course of the snail.



'Recession' by 1024 architecture

The third part of the trilogy Euphorie-Crise-Recession, is an audio-visual performance, a journey through what’s left of our civilisation. The show echoes the scarcity of natural ressources, diminishing of species, and the ever expanding influence of built matter. Fernando Favier and Francois Wunschel, the two performers, activate the digital vista in realtime, like busted puppeteers, waiting for something to go wrong.



'Balanced' by Alfeo Pier and Davide Di Franco

Like the neurons of a nervous system, they produce dynamic signals and send them variable toward a computer/brain. The computer, programmed to simulate the two cerebral hemispheres, tries to build up a univocal and specular representation of the perception, but because of its innate ambiguity, the image will never be balanced.



'Ravel Landscapes' (Excerpts) by Quayola & Sinigaglia with music by Vanessa Wagner

Ravel Landscapes is a multimedia audiovisual performance fusing classical pianist Vanessa Wagner and generative images from visual artists Quayola & Sinigaglia, interpreting Ravel’s Pavane, Les Vales Nobles et Sentimentales, Gaspard de la Nuit and Ma Mere L’Oye. Through the use of bespoke software, the polyphonic sound of the piano is analysed and transformed into visual compositions.

Quayola & Sinigaglia is an ongoing collaboration with the aim to explore new relationships between sound and image, where both languages share forms and meanings. Inspired by the research of Kandinsky and Klee, they create complex digital systems of synchronised visualisations, translating the audible into visual form.

For NODE festival Natan Sinigaglia will present a selection of sound-visualisations from Ravel Landscapes with pre-recorded music by Vanessa Wagner.

credits: Quayola & Sinigaglia - Visuals
Vanessa Wagner – Musician
Keri Elmsly, Axelle de Calan – Producer
Adam Stark – Sound Analysis 
Commissioned by Cité de la musique


'Lumière II' (Excerpt) by Robert Henke

Powerful lasers draw rapid successions of morphing shapes and connected points in space, precisely synced with carefully crafted sonic events to create a situation of total audiovisual synesthesia. Lumière is an immersive multi sensory experience, exploring the limits and possibilities of a commonly underrated medium. Perfect geometric figures are contrasted with floating organic structures, the archaic sign language of an alien culture communicating via traces of extremely bright light. Massive and overwhelming at times, fragile and delicate at others.

Event Type: 
Mousonturm, Saal

Sat May 2nd

Available via Mousonturm here.
online € 22,- / box office € 25,- 

Workshop Pass holders can access for free but are required to get their tickets at the Mousonturm front desk until 15:00 on Sat May 2nd.