The Garden of the SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA
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).
Garden of SWO 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 bring their laptop to play sine waves through the provided system of plant-loudspeakers.
Exhibition Advanced Music Festival sonarsound tokyo 2004
Yebisu Garden Place, Tokyo, Japan
11 Oct 2004
plants, artificial turf, vases, computers
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.