The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the sun
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.
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
solarpanels, electronic parts, loudspeakers
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.