Soft Resonance

Formed by Judit Eszter Kárpáti Ph.D. and Esteban de la Torre, EJTECH [ˈeɪtɛk’] is an interdisciplinary artist duo working with hyperphysical interfaces, programmable matter, and augmented textiles as media to investigate sensorial and conceptual relationships between subject and object, aiming to rediscover networks of emerging structures and immanent causality within realist metamaterialism. Sound, space, light, and time as material building blocks are paramount elements in their practice, analyzing the process of unfolding patterns between technology and the human body. Driven by material research, resulting in performative installations, multichannel sonic sculptures, and dynamic surfaces. Influenced by the philosophy of New Materialism, Holonic Theory, and Somaesthetics, EJTECH aims to provide tools for exploring liminality, thirdspace, and the elusive state of now. 

In their work, they experiment with space and sound as a fundament in a sonic experience. After a theoretical introduction to fundamental concepts and practices, a short demonstration of a multichannel halfpipe setup, showcasing core principles and common uses of spatial soft sound, translated to the expressive and unique timbre of the textile is given. Participants will gain knowledge of the anatomy of a soft vs. a regular speaker and sound system implementations. Practical work on the onsite system and creation of soft speakers, focused on experimentation, allowing participants to freely explore under guidance into multichannel sound, feedback, and sound sources in motion and delve into the physical force of sound and cymatics.


Guest lecture: 25.4.2023, 2 pm at the University of Arts Linz,
Hörsaal Lehramt (H80114), Hauptplatz 8, 1. floor

Workshop: 26. – 27.4.2023 10 am – 5 pm at the Tangible Music Lab,
Tabakfabrik Linz, Bau 1, B/C, 1. floor, Peter-Behrens-Platz 8-9

Showcase: 28.4.2023, 5pm at bb15


The project is part of the Oscillations: Exercises in Resilience project.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.