Malte Steiner "piece for cello and real estate data" (2021)

about the artist

Computer generated score based on data from Berlin real estate ads, which were sampled in regular intervals over a period of time by a software Malte Steiner wrote. It automatically analysed the information and transcribed the data into musical notation for cello, mapping the rental costs to pitch, offered square meters to duration and density, and ratio price per square meter to dynamics. The resulting piece has a duration of nearly 15 minutes and illustrates the development of the housing market towards the pending burst of the real estate bubble. A gentrification process which can be seen in all bigger cities. The score is part of Malte Steiners ongoing art project The Big Crash which branches out in many forms like kinetic sculptures, sound works, paintings and VR worlds.

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