SchwungBumm

Marius Buck

2018

SchwungBumm is a play structure and musical instrument at the same time. As an extension to the existing rope swing in the Scoutsrally playground, instrument builder Marius Buck has added a large, hand-made steel gong to the wooden structure.

The rhythmic movement of the rope swing is used to trigger the one-meter sized gong, resulting in rich spectral harmonies. It is not the intensity but the rhythm of swinging that may lead to the best sound. Watch the children playing with this musical toy: there is quite a lot to be learned from them. Or why not try it yourself?

Marius Buck (DE) is a musician and cymbal smith. The combination of those two fields have led him to sound art. He has studied jazz drums and improvisation, and sound art, with Andreas Oldörp at HBK Saar.

This installation was developed as the result of the Klankenbos residency with ‘sound art’ students from the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar (HBK Saar) led by Andreas Oldörp. A temporary prototype was exhibited in the summer of 2017 before the current, permanent version was created. With the support of C-Takt platform for the arts.