Sten Saarits

The Wait

Dark Finitude



Pneumatic City

Planes of Repetition


Zero G Tonic

Light Drop


SSSSI: TheGreat.wav

Lesser Part of the Equation

SSSS Live: Genetic Material


Stuff Part 1 & Part 2


Intermediate Space

Conceptual Room



Foreground Horizon

SSSSII: Kalarand

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

Sound composition for Tartu Arch Bridge


Phototactic Nightlife


Bermuda Triangle

Newton's Cradle

SSSSIV: Coil / with Sven Sosnitski / 2016


Photo documentation: Supersonicum, Viljandi, Estonia


Sound installation, 8 channel audio, 8 copper wire coils, steel frame

Duration of the automated composition: 26 minutes 15 seconds (continous playback)

There are no prerecorded sounds in the work, everything is based on live feedback


In this project the collective SSSS did not use prerecorded sounds from the site or space but instead, the sounds that the audio devices themselves emit. By using custom built copper wire coils, the artists turn electromagnetic fields of the speakers audible and manipulate the sound environment of the exhibiting room with those tones in an automated live composition. The authors describe the piece as a concentric body, which all starts from the process inside the speaker, where an electrically amplified coil will start to move the domeshaped membrane. The composition relies partly on the room resonance as a part of the sound experience. The authors mention the best acoustic experience comes from an empty room, where the sound is free to resonate.


SSSS is a collaboration project between artist Sten Saarits and composer Sven Sosnitski. The duo work with audio-visual space installations. The first collaboration project was an installation piece entitled „SSSSI: TheGreat.wav“ or "The Great Wave" which is represented graphically when writing down both of their initials together.


Exhibited in:


SSSSIV: Coil (Supersonicum, Viljandi, Estonia) 2016

Üle Heli Festival 2017 (Loewenschede Tower, Tallinn) 2017