The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA nomadic

YEAR

2005

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA
nomadic

format

performances

About

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.

details

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.

MEDIUM

100 iPods 3rd generation, metal, strings

project

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.

http://swo.jp

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Feedback, Bus

YEAR

2005

TITLE

Feedback, Bus

format

installation

about

“MobLab” (mobile laboratory) was a three-week long project involving young artists from Japan and Germany, who travelled across japan in a bus equipped with various mobile technological devices. each of the artists developed original projects, and at the same time engaged in collaborations with others while on the road, partly accessible via web logs connected with GPS systems. As part of MobLab events held during stopovers at so-called “host centers” and organized by each of these institutions, the bus functioned as a meeting point for local artists and residents. a variety of unexpected things occurred during the journey and the flexibility and imaginativeness to take advantage of these is what helped the artists create their creative mission.

Feedback, Bus by Daisuke Ishida and Ken Furudate sought to use the tour-bus as a resonance body. Eight 12 inch loudspeakers were mounted in the bus, cones directed onto the hull. Next to each loudspeaker a large metal spring with an attached piezo microphone was installed. The ratio of the resulting feedback loop was determined by touch and strong movement of visitors and artists within the bus.

details

Exhibition MobLab: Japanese German media camp 2005
IAMAS, NTTICC, International Triennale of Contemporary Art YOKOHAMA 2005
Sendai Mediateque, IMI, YCAM
15 Oct – 6 Nov 2005

MEDIUM

computer, loudspeakers, amplifiers, springs, bus

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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay

YEAR

2005

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay 

format

installation

about

This piece shows the process of the accumulation of sine waves left by each visitor over the period of its exhibition. The installation consists of an anechoic chamber lined with an array of loudspeakers and a pedestal with two dials situated in the middle of the room. Each visitor enters the chamber and choses a frequency and position of a sine wave via the dials. Every choice remains and adds to the ever growing collective performance – from absolute silence on day one to a sound level close to white noise at the finissage.

Details

Exhibition Open Nature
ICC – NTT Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
29 Apr – 3 Jul 2005

MEDIUM

anechoic chamber, speakers, computers, rotary encoder dials, spotlight

project

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.

http://swo.jp

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