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The Gamelatron 2008 - present
Zemi17 1996 - present
Auditorium 2011 - 2012
Tumuli 2010
Emma 2009 - 2011
Cicada FM 2006 - 2009
The Ransom Corp 1998 - 2002
The Assault Poetry Unit 1997
Cicada Enterprises 1995 - 1997
Sky & Culture Corp. 1995
Project Tumuli



A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave, common used as burial sites from centuries ago in Scandinavia, the Americans, Europe, and Asian . Each mound is a symbol that something has lived and died. Each mound is a marker and protector of something precious. Emanating from the mounds are whispers from the past, radiant tones of transformation and the echo of memories. Kuffner's tumuli are life sized monuments. They are both iconic and ironic figures melting into their environment with a perverse beauty backed by a visceral sound of polyrhythmic pulsations.

Each Tumuli has a sound system buried inside of it. Pipes of various widths and length run from the woofers of the speakers to the surface of the mound. Tones are pulsed into the pipes at wave form frequencies that correspond positively the size of the pipes in a similar fashion to how pipes are cut to size and tuned sized to the keys of a vibraphone. Each pipe acts as an extra resonator of the source sound at its principle frequency and corresponding harmonics and overtones. This causes an physical acoustic phenomenon that vibrates the pipe. The number of pipes depends on the size of the mound, noting several mounds can be networked together. Compositions consist of sine waves pulsations in choreographed bursts both long and short. The audience interacts with the work both by listening from different spaces around the mounds as well as sitting or laying on the mounds and feeling the corresponding vibrations.