Krachkisten Orchestra

Krachkisten Orchestra at De Fabriek Eindhoven

The Krachkisten Orchestra produces improvised electric sounds with selfmade analog instruments. In addition to gigs at Hamburg, the orchestra, which was founded in 2009, has toured Germany and Europe. In the past several years, various artists’ initiatives such as the French performance art network dimanche rouge and the Belgian project for performative art sign 6 invited the Krachkisten Orchester to Paris, Brussels, and Helsinki; machine raum, a Danish platform for video art and digital culture, brought the ensemble to the Vejle Kunstmuseum. 2014 they took part at the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.


Krachkisten Orchestra

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Inspired by the intonarumori (noise-intoners) the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo (b. 1883) invented, the Krachkisten or noise boxes used in the orchestra’s concerts are homemade analogue instruments enhanced with electronic components taken from dismantled children’s toys. The presentation in an exhibition space highlights the modernist-looking design of the boxes, lending them a sculptural appeal that complements their functionality. This sort of interplay between music, art, sound, and experimental gestures is what Tintin Patrone is interested in.