Another Facade

YEAR

2010

TITLE

Another Facade

format

installation

about

Today we are constantly surrounded by traffic noise in any urban situation. The environmental sounds have changed significantly since the motorization and the perennially increasing private transportation. Variations of noise in terms of kind and amount as well as levels of noise have multiplied. Consciously or not, we have adapted ourselves and accepted these changed circumstances for the most part. Not until a trip to the countryside however, we become aware of the existence of the otherwise constant noise by its absence or reduction. The installation “Another Facade” brings attention to the variations of the noise level and the momentary times of silence that occur. The sounds of the flowing traffic in front of the building and on the highway, varied by the rhythm of traffic lights, are mapped parallel onto the one hundred meter long facade between Mansfelder and Brienner street, by light. The light units are mounted on the roof-edge of the building and are directed downward. They are inactive until the noise level on the street drops below a defined threshold value.

details

Exhibition Experimentelle Klanggestaltung im öffentlichen Raum
Hohenzollerndamm 174-177, 10713 Berlin, Germany
19 Dec 2010 – 6 Feb 2011
technical support: Kathrin Scheidt, Akitoshi Honda, Thomas Koch, Elen Flügge and Tomek Wochnik

MEDIUM

LEDs, electronic parts, microphones, micro controllers

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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the sun

YEAR

2010

TITLE

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the sun

format

installation

about

The essence of the piece is a set of devices that translate the progression of the sun into the spatiality of sound. Each device consists of a solar panel which actuates an oscillator which then produces a sine wave through a speaker. The amount of light picked up by the solar panel regulates the volume – the objects only play a sine wave when exposed to strong light (e.g. sunlight).

Each participant who enters the space may choose a location for a new device and faces the collective sound of the sine waves produced by the irradiated objects which have already been placed. The sine waves produced by each participant accumulate over the exhibition period of the piece.

details

exhibition Internationaler Museumstag
Der Glas-Pavillon im Schlossgarten, Oldenburg, Germany
16 May 2010
support: Stiftung Niedersachsen work stipends for Media Art 2009 at Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Klangpol

MEDIUM

solarpanels, electronic parts, loudspeakers

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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