Ad van Buuren (NL, º1951 †2014)

Kinetic installations, 1993-2014
Collection of the Verbeke Foundation

The aim of Ad van Buuren’s installations is to generate sequences of haphazard, unpredictable and chaotic sounds. Tones are evoked by artificial neural networks comprising circuits with relays. The work of these analogue circuits is programmed to resemble the activity of neurones in a human brain. The unbridled chaos that arises through it is then restrained by previously fixed parameters. Sound sources used in Ad van Buuren’s installations include forest, reed, tone generators, fans, organ sounds, ticking and clicking of relays, strings, bells, among many others.