The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay

YEAR

2017

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay

format

installation

about

Each visitor is given a small device which can play a sine wave, chooses its frequency, and positions it at a location on one of the 49 spiral-shaped columns of copper wire that are arranged in a grid in the exhibition space. These sine waves remain audible for the rest of the exhibition period, which means that the sound field – starting with absolute silence at the beginning of the exhibition – gets increasingly complex with every single visitor’s contribution towards the end of the exhibition. It is thus a collective performance, creating a work that continues to change while revealing different sonic qualities depending on the listening point, and number and position of device being installed.

details

WSK Festival
Arete Theater, Manila, Phillipines
15 – 27 Oct 2019

Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition
OK Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
5 – 15 Sep 2019

Vanishing Mesh
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
18 Feb – 14 May 2017

Commissioned by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

MEDIUM

ceiling structure, copper wires, AC/DC converters, circuit protectors and self made sine wave devices

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

Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition photos © Otto Saxinger

Photo © Kiko Nuñez

Photos © Kazuomi Furuya, Courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

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A Wave

YEAR

2017

TITLE

A Wave

format

installation

about

Indistinct images are projected onto a large screen, accompanied by inarticulate sounds reverberating across the entire exhibition space. All of these images and sounds are created by disassembling and recomposing algorithmically in real- time from vast amount of video materials that are picked up from the internet continuously over the period of the exhibition. The fragmented videos that provide the visual and acoustic source material are recomposed/reordered based on their respective data of luminance and sound (magnitude/level) to create a sine wave, which means that the original videos are deprived of their meaning, and reduced to abstract elements of light and sound for the construction of a sine wave. While all sounds in the world can be represented through combinations of multiple sine waves, in this work a single sine wave is produced by cutting and connecting large amounts of source material.

details

Exhibition Vanishing Mesh
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
18 Feb – 14 May 2017
Commissioned by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

MEDIUM

black screen, white screen, projector, loudspeakers, computers, display, high speed internet connection and audio interface

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

photos © Kazuomi Furuya, Courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the depths

YEAR

2017

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the depths

format

installation

about

This sound installation consists of four loudspeakers that play sine waves in a small concrete-walled room. Frequency responses were measured beforehand at each point on a 30 x 30 cm grid in the exhibition space. Based on these measurement results, revealed the spatial “deviations” that found the characteristic frequencies and combinations of these create the space’s distinctive sound. Even though the individual sounds themselves do not change, together they make up a dynamically transforming sound field in which sounds intensify or cancel out each other depending on the listening position in the room. While walking around the space of four invisible layers of sine waves, visitors discover and explore their own individual narratives, the characteristics of hearing, the interaction of sine waves, and the acoustics of the space itself.

details

exhibition Vanishing Mesh
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
18 Feb – 14 May 2017
Commissioned by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

MEDIUM

loudspeakers, mixing console projector, loudspeakers, computers, display, lightings and audio interface

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

PHOTOS © KAZUOMI FURUYA, COURTESY OF YAMAGUCHI CENTER FOR ARTS AND MEDIA [YCAM]

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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the sun

YEAR

2010

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the sun

format

installation

about

The essence of the piece is a set of devices that translate the progression of the sun into the spatiality of sound. Each device consists of a solar panel which actuates an oscillator which then produces a sine wave through a speaker. The amount of light picked up by the solar panel regulates the volume – the objects only play a sine wave when exposed to strong light (e.g. sunlight).

Each participant who enters the space may choose a location for a new device and faces the collective sound of the sine waves produced by the irradiated objects which have already been placed. The sine waves produced by each participant accumulate over the exhibition period of the piece.

details

exhibition Internationaler Museumstag
Der Glas-Pavillon im Schlossgarten, Oldenburg, Germany
16 May 2010
support: Stiftung Niedersachsen work stipends for Media Art 2009 at Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Klangpol

MEDIUM

solarpanels, electronic parts, loudspeakers

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 SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA mediate

YEAR

2006

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA mediate

format

installation

about

The installation The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA mediate accumulates sequences of sine wave alterations in time. Eight pillars, each with one loudspeaker and one touch sensitive motorized fader, record and play back, audibly and physically, the visitor’s interaction with the frequency changing fader. Each visitor can intervene the looped playback and insert their own trace.

details

Exhibition Re:search
Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan
26 Nov-25 Dec 2006
support: Sendai Mediatheque

MEDIUM

wood plates, loudspeakers, touch sensitive motorized faders, micro controllers, amplifier, computers

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 SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay amplified

YEAR

2006

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay amplified

format

installation

about

This piece shows the process of the accumulation of sine waves left by each visitor over the period of its exhibition. The installation consists of a circular octophonic array of loudspeakers in a wooden pavilion. A pedestal situated in the middle of the room allows for playing a sine wave defined by a fader and a dial. Each visitor enters the pavilion and choses a frequency with the fader and position of the sine wave via the dial. Every choice remains and adds to the ever growing collective performance – from absolute silence to a sound level close to white noise at the end of the festival.

details

Exhibition The 8th International New Media Art festival ART + COMMUNICATION 2006: WAVES
ARSENALS of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia, 24 – 26 Aug, 2006
support: Grant for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists by The Japan Foundation

MEDIUM

passive speakers, amplifiers, computers, electronic parts, rotary encoder dial, fader, wood, spotlight

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 SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in ZeroOne San Jose / ISEA

YEAR

2006

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA
in ZeroOne San Jose / ISEA

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).

SWO in ISEA 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 egg-shaped sine wave generator, furnished with a loudspeaker and controllable via a potentiometer (frequency) and an on/off switch.

FORMAT

Exhibition ZeroOne San Jose / ISEA 2006
SOFA Area, San Jose, U.S.A.
12 Aug 2006
support: Grant for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists by The Japan Foundation

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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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in Interferenze

YEAR

2006

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA
in Interferenze

format

performance

about

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).

SWO in Interferenze 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 egg-shaped sine wave generator, furnished with a loudspeaker and controllable via a potentiometer (frequency) and an on/off switch.

details

Exhibition Interferenze new arts festival 2006
San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy
5 Aug 2006
support: Grant for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists by The Japan Foundation

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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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in ParticipART

YEAR

2006

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in ParticipART

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). SWO in ParticipART 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 egg-shaped sine wave generator, furnished with a loudspeaker and controllable via a potentiometer (frequency) and an on/off switch.

FORMAT

Exhibition ParticipART
Museum of Art, Rovereto and Trento (MART), Rovereto, Italy
3 Aug 2006
support: Grant for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists by The Japan Foundation

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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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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