György Galántai: Sound Post (1985)
When Galántai began to construct sound sculptures in 1983, he added a new dimension to his object works. While the works are primarily sculptures, their sound-making potential elevated them into a new communicational register and created interaction between hearing and seeing.
Unlike in the case of traditional sculptures, a crucially important function assigned to Galántai’s sound sculptures is to provoke people into action and interaction with these works, through which improvised sounds can be made.
Seeing objects as instruments points beyond a mere musical framework and in the spirit of experimental music is open to all creative people. (Emese Kürti)
See also: Zsuzsa László, Emese Kürti: “I’ve always been interested in information”. Anniversary interview with György Galántai (exindex in Hungarian)
(György Galántai’s exhibition titled Lifeworks, Ernst Museum, Budapest, 1993)