Sten Saarits



Nightscape with Citylight

Becoming Accustomed to Strangeness That Doesn’t Become Less Strange Through Acclimation

Dark Finitude

Zero G Tonic

The Wait

Pneumatic City




Light Drop


Lesser Part of the Equation

Planes of Repetition


Phototactic Nightlife

Intermediate Space


Stuff Part 1 & Part 2

Sound composition for Tartu Arch Bridge

Bermuda Triangle

Foreground Horizon

Conceptual Room

My Eyes Are Going Crazy, I Am Trying to See Something but There’s Nothing Here

Newton's Cradle



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Lesser Part of the Equation / 2019


Photo documentation by Ahto Sooaru

Sound installation, 4 horn speakers, T-bar stands

Duration: 26mins


"Lesser Part of the Equation" consists of night-time sound recordings from petrol stations in Tallinn. The recordings are composed in a dreamlike manner in order to paint a picture of the general mood during these repetitive tasks on quiet late hours. What we hear are bank cards inserted into automatic payment machines, various buttons being pressed, petrol pumps going, tires getting inflated, engines running. The usual and insignificant.


Exhibited in:


"Black Gold" in collaboration with Edgar Tedresaar (Tallinn City Gallery) 2019 / Curated by Siim Preiman

Audio excerpts of the 4 channel studio mix compressed into stereo format for this portfolio: