Hemisphere

YEAR

2012

TITLE

Hemisphere

format

installation

about

Daisuke Ishida explores space solely by means of sound. The artist creates and shapes architecture, the forms, boundaries and volumes of which are strictly of an acoustic nature.

An omnidirectional loudspeaker buried beneath the ground of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz creates a hemispherical sound space, the size and tension of which is defined by the loudness and sound patterns emitted. Set within a busy public space with heavy traffic, the artist prompts active listening in the passer-by by introducing synthetic sounds with no evident source, that stand out against the urban acoustic signature. Through this accentuation the listener is made aware again of the daily urban soundscape.

details

exhibition klangstaetten/stadtklaenge 2012
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz, Braunschweig, Germany
3 -21 Oct 2012
support: Allgemeiner Konsumverein Braunschweig
technical support: Kathrin Scheidt

MEDIUM

portable music player, transducer, amplifier, wood

Photos and illustration © Kathrin Scheidt

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Vordergrundgeräusche

YEAR

2012

TITLE

Vordergrundgeräusche

format

installation

about

The use of motors and the constant increase in private and public traffic have fundamentally changed the sound character of our environment. These kinds of noises, and even more so the intensity of the sonic burden, have multiplied so that city life these days means being permanently surrounded by traffic noises. Whether we are aware of it or not, we have grown accustomed to this ambience and more or less accept conditions as given. Only when these sounds are suddenly diminished or absent, such as when we travel and find ourselves in a completely different environment, do we notice how pervasive they normally are.

In Daisuke Ishida’s installation Vordergrundgeräusche (Foreground Noise) the ambient sound, as well as sound pressure level, is visualized through lights placed along the arched passageway of the Art University building. The lighting functions as an indicator of the measurements in real time and brings attention to the existence of ambient sound as well as its dynamic changes. In this way the beams of light begin to turn background noise back into foreground noise.

details

Exhibition Lebensräume, The Big Picture, Ars Electronica 2012
Kunst Universität Linz
30 Aug – 3 Sep 2012
technical support: Akitoshi Honda, Kathrin Scheidt

MEDIUM

computer, microphones, electronic parts, micro controllers, radio transmitters, LEDs, wood

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Another Facade

YEAR

2010

TITLE

Another Facade

format

installation

about

Today we are constantly surrounded by traffic noise in any urban situation. The environmental sounds have changed significantly since the motorization and the perennially increasing private transportation. Variations of noise in terms of kind and amount as well as levels of noise have multiplied. Consciously or not, we have adapted ourselves and accepted these changed circumstances for the most part. Not until a trip to the countryside however, we become aware of the existence of the otherwise constant noise by its absence or reduction. The installation “Another Facade” brings attention to the variations of the noise level and the momentary times of silence that occur. The sounds of the flowing traffic in front of the building and on the highway, varied by the rhythm of traffic lights, are mapped parallel onto the one hundred meter long facade between Mansfelder and Brienner street, by light. The light units are mounted on the roof-edge of the building and are directed downward. They are inactive until the noise level on the street drops below a defined threshold value.

details

Exhibition Experimentelle Klanggestaltung im öffentlichen Raum
Hohenzollerndamm 174-177, 10713 Berlin, Germany
19 Dec 2010 – 6 Feb 2011
technical support: Kathrin Scheidt, Akitoshi Honda, Thomas Koch, Elen Flügge and Tomek Wochnik

MEDIUM

LEDs, electronic parts, microphones, micro controllers

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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA nomadic

YEAR

2005

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA
nomadic

format

performances

About

SWO nomadic consisted of 6 participatory performances in 6 different acoustically interesting locations in Yokohama. Five performances each invited 20 chosen participants to experience a different site. After each performance the participants were asked to hang their hacked iPod with an attached loudspeaker, playing a chosen sine wave, in the pier warehouse. Over the course of the exhibition time 100 iPods were hung in the warehouse.

The grand finale took place in the Yamashita Park, where all iPods were brought to play till their batteries ran out.

details

Exhibition International Triennale of Contemporary Art YOKOHAMA 2005
Yamashita Pier Warehouses, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
28 Sep – 18 Dec 2005
support: International Triennale of Contemporary Art YOKOHAMA, Apple Inc.

MEDIUM

100 iPods 3rd generation, metal, strings

project

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA (SWO) is a project that works exclusively with sine waves that was launched in 2002 by Ken Furudate, Kazuhiro Jo, Daisuke Ishida and Mizuki Noguchi. ”The single sine waves, which the participants each play freely without a score or conductor, rise and intricately interfere with each other like thin strings, and ultimately create an ocean of sine waves.” Based on this image, the SWO presents works between and within performances, installations and workshops and invites the public to create a collective sound representation.

http://swo.jp

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The Stairway of the SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA

YEAR

2004

TITLE

The Stairway of the SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA

format

performance

DETIALS

SWO performances are concerned with breaking the border between spectators and musicians, as well as the common restriction of the traditional formats of music (music has a beginning and an end) and its hierarchy (e.g. a classical orchestra).

The Stairway of the SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA invited participants to meet at a given time and place to perform together, everyone in their own manner and to their own liking. Participants were asked to either bring a sine wave generating object or make use of the provided spherical sine wave generator, each battery driven and furnished with a loudspeaker and a light sensor, changing frequency depending on light intensity.

FORMAT

Exhibition n_ext: New Generation of Media Art, ICC – NTT Intercommunication Center
Galleria, Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan
19 Jun 2004

MEDIUM

loudspeakers, batteries, electronic parts, plastic

project

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA (SWO) is a project that works exclusively with sine waves that was launched in 2002 by Ken Furudate, Kazuhiro Jo, Daisuke Ishida and Mizuki Noguchi. ”The single sine waves, which the participants each play freely without a score or conductor, rise and intricately interfere with each other like thin strings, and ultimately create an ocean of sine waves.” Based on this image, the SWO presents works between and within performances, installations and workshops and invites the public to create a collective sound representation.

http://swo.jp

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