The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA static
The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA Static is an installation of 32 laptops receiving an internet audio stream (transmitted in real time, sound from a Japanese southern island) and decomposing the sound to 64 sine waves, linearly distributed in spectrum. The visualization of the played sine waves were shown on the computer screens.
Exhibition Tokyo Designers Block 2003
United Nation University, Tokyo, Japan
9 – 13 Oct 2003
support: Apple Inc.
computers, wifi modem, desks, internet access
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.