The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA
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.
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.
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.