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.


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]


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


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.

Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition photos © Otto Saxinger

Photo © Kiko Nuñez

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