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Remain silent, and the space remains silent. Snap your fingers, and the space responds. (p.16)
Darkness creates a visual demarcation of a space, and background noise creates an auditory demarcation. (p.21)
– Spaces Speak, Are you listening? (Blesser, B. and Salter, L. )
The demo of variable animal sounds was made by pure data, which was based on the combination of three to four different patches, as the trial of testing sounds variation for group project electronic performance with Clare. The recordings was made based on half of my personal interests during the testing, and would like to be shared.
The patches are mainly focused on developing loop and delay unit to change the frequency of sound so that animal sounds cannot be heard clearly but still can be identified during the performance. The experiment is to explore the possibility of noise related to the cultural context by a narrative way.
Using 3 patches as below:
2 raw variable animal patches + 1 telegram patch.
A creative, touching and thought-provoking animation made by Ainslie Henderson (2014).
Doing the installation review is a way to look back artists who are exploring the acoustic arts of space perception and get a clearer thought of this summer project in terms of the conception of interactive sound feedback.
Acoustic arts stand the position of implication, which, invites people to get the consonance of the individuals and the creation spontaneously during the process of perception. These five art works, more or less, present the exploration about the connection of internal and external behind the phenomenon, such as emotion and experience, the constructed space and external world, traditional elements and the variation.
As the creative art form, it is a new way to explore human perception and the interactive experience with space by the form of acoustic sound, as well as the way of ‘acoustic experiment’. These installation art works question me how to define the creative arts in the acoustic level and, where is the balance point of exploring human perception and the new experimental form by using technology? If the acoustic installation art shows the strongly implication to ponder the relationship of human, creation and environment, the restriction might impel artists to go back to the issues of individuals’ different cognition to the space after they doing the experiments by using technology to explore the possibility of human perception.
Technology, as the medium in this situation, also might bring the more complex issues of ’how’ it could be a way of seeing our world, rather than doing the practice of making participants being part of the interactive creation.
Drone (Bako 2013)
The work explores the themes of trauma, stress, surveillance, memory and the psychoacoustic effects of sound on the body.
The Bird Tree (Kubisch 2003)
Audience can hear incredible songs and combinations of birds with specialized headphones when they move around the wall. Some songs may be completely new to the listener.
DER OFFENE SCHALTKREIS (OPEN CIRCUIT) (Schaltkreis 2011)
A silent labyrinth created out of open copper trails on the floor carries the electrical signals of a multichannel sound repository.
Discipline (Rogalsky 2011)
It is a choir of electric guitars wired so that each guitar’s pickups cause its strings to resonate in response to an (unheard) classic rock radio station.
Tokyo Circle (Behrens 2000)
‘Tokyo Circle’ is an interactive audio installation based on a changing virtual acoustic space that responds to the movements of the spectator.
Bako, A. (2013), Drone, Available at: http://www.apbsound.com/2013/drone/ [Accessed 18 May, 2014].
Behrens, M. (2000), TOKYO CIRCLE, Available at: http://marcbehrens.com/proj/tcircle.html/ [Accessed 17 March, 2014].
Kubisch, C. (2003), The Bird Tree, Available at: http://www.christinakubisch.de/ [Accessed 18 May, 2014].
Haag, C. Rumori, M. Windisch, F. and Zeller, L. (2011), Offener Schaltkreis, Available at: http://osk.openkhm.de/ [Accessed 17 March, 2014].
Rogalsky, M. (2011), Discipline, Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsKeRLzkSyw/ [Accessed 17 March, 2014].