Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Chords Tunnel #1 - Rubén D’hers
Rubén D’hers

Chords Tunnel #1 - Rubén D’hers

Using tiny servo motors to agitate beaters and plectrums is not a new idea. I've seen literally dozens of sound-works over the decades which have done this with varying degrees of success. The real point is the physical placement of multiple acoustic sound sources within a space and the complexity/beauty of the resulting sonic environment. Chords Tunnel #1 is a highly effective deployment of the spinning beater which creates a thrillingly lush and spacious environment. Awash with glorious harmonics and overtones the multiple resonant guitar bodies are reacting as much with each other as they are with the space and the ensemble of spinning players. As a meditation on the behavior of sound in space, this is a beautifully resolved work..