Archive for September, 2007

23
Sep
07

Wish You Were Here – Interactive sound installation

Wish You Were Here - Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here
collaborative sound installation

Colin Asquith, Terry Nauheim, Jennifer Schmidt

A site for interactivity and reception, “Wish You Were Here” is a collective soundscape of audio greeting cards meant to be experienced within the hands of participants through physical and aural sampling. Our sounds are of field recordings, fragmented and manipulated to reinterpret the conventional notion of a sentiment in the model of a greeting card. Recontextualizing recorded material within this format places limits–including time, compression, and availability–while initiating an accessible, portable, and participatory narrative.

Systems of exchange become evident through the selective re-authoring and re-playing of these sounds, quoting a theoretical giver and receiver. Through the opening and closing of cards on display, the gesture of a greeting becomes amplified, defining a space that is, at once, personal and public, intuitive and mechanical.

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23
Sep
07

Growth Interactive Audio Visual Installation

23
Sep
07

SoniColumn interactive sound installation

The SoniColumn — an interactive sound installation that’s one part sci-fi and one part Victoriana– is the latest work from multimedia artist Jin-You Mok. Part of his MusicBox Project, the piece, as you can no doubt guess, consists of elements designed to mimic a music box in one form or another. The SoniColumn itself works through an array of touch-sensitive LEDs that each emit a unique tone when touched — the budding musician can then turn a crank to rotate the column and play back his/her composition in its entirety. If you want let loose your inner Thomas Dolby, you can currently check out the SoniColumn at Bitforms gallery in Seoul, South Korea, or catch it’s next appearance at Wired’s NextFest in NYC come October.

23
Sep
07

Interactive Singing Sculpture: on location in Second Life

22
Sep
07

Orbiter / interactive sound environment

20
Sep
07

Sound Installation

Sound installation (related to sound art and sound sculpture) is an intermedia and time based artform. It is an expansion of an art installation in the sense that it includes the sound element and therefore the time element. The main difference with a sound sculpture is that a sound installation has a three dimensional space and that the axes with which the different sound objects are being organized are not exclusively internal to the work, but also external. A work of art is an installation only if it makes a dialog with the surrounding space. A sound installation is usually a site-specific but some times it can be re adapted to other spaces. It can be made either in close or open spaces, and context is fundamental to determine how a sound installation will be aesthetically perceived. The difference between a regular art installation and a sound installation is that the later one has the time element, which gives the visiting public the possibility to stay a longer time due possible curiosity over the development of sound. This temporal factor also gives the audience the excuse to explore the space throughly due to the dispositions of the different sounds in space. Sound installations some times use interactive art technology (computers, sensors, mechanical and kinetic devices, etc) but we also find this type of art form using only sound sources placed in different space points (like speakers), or acoustic music instruments materials like piano strings that are played by a performer or by the public (see Paul Panhuysen).

13
Sep
07

1st Installation – sound into visuals