The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay

YEAR

2017

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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay

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installation

about

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.

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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]

MEDIUM

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

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

Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition photos © Otto Saxinger

Photo © Kiko Nuñez

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

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Terrain of a Route

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2017

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Terrain of a Route

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installation

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This piece of audio file is an outcome of an experiment to explore the terrain of the internet through an impulse response. For this piece the result of the network diagnostic command “traceroute”, with its formal similarity to impulse response data, was obtained from accessing the whereveryoufindit.net website from Berlin Neukölln. It was then translated into impulse response data and used to make an audio convolution. Convolution overlays the characteristics of the particular space it originated from, onto another signal of sound, giving the impression as if this signal was reproduced within the original space and therefore allows for conclusions to be drawn about said space. This experiment offers a glimpse into the virtual space and may allow a reverse engineering experience, imaginable by the results of a traceroute command.

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exhibition The House of Dust by Alison Knowles
http://whereveryoufindit.net
CNEAI= art center, Magasins Généraux, (Pantin/Paris, France)
9 Sep – 19 Nov 2017

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audio data

Photos © Daniela Silvestrin

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A Wave

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2017

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A Wave

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installation

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Indistinct images are projected onto a large screen, accompanied by inarticulate sounds reverberating across the entire exhibition space. All of these images and sounds are created by disassembling and recomposing algorithmically in real- time from vast amount of video materials that are picked up from the internet continuously over the period of the exhibition. The fragmented videos that provide the visual and acoustic source material are recomposed/reordered based on their respective data of luminance and sound (magnitude/level) to create a sine wave, which means that the original videos are deprived of their meaning, and reduced to abstract elements of light and sound for the construction of a sine wave. While all sounds in the world can be represented through combinations of multiple sine waves, in this work a single sine wave is produced by cutting and connecting large amounts of source material.

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Exhibition Vanishing Mesh
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
18 Feb – 14 May 2017
Commissioned by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

MEDIUM

black screen, white screen, projector, loudspeakers, computers, display, high speed internet connection and audio interface

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

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

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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the depths

YEAR

2017

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The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the depths

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installation

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This sound installation consists of four loudspeakers that play sine waves in a small concrete-walled room. Frequency responses were measured beforehand at each point on a 30 x 30 cm grid in the exhibition space. Based on these measurement results, revealed the spatial “deviations” that found the characteristic frequencies and combinations of these create the space’s distinctive sound. Even though the individual sounds themselves do not change, together they make up a dynamically transforming sound field in which sounds intensify or cancel out each other depending on the listening position in the room. While walking around the space of four invisible layers of sine waves, visitors discover and explore their own individual narratives, the characteristics of hearing, the interaction of sine waves, and the acoustics of the space itself.

details

exhibition Vanishing Mesh
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
18 Feb – 14 May 2017
Commissioned by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

MEDIUM

loudspeakers, mixing console projector, loudspeakers, computers, display, lightings and audio interface

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

PHOTOS © KAZUOMI FURUYA, COURTESY OF YAMAGUCHI CENTER FOR ARTS AND MEDIA [YCAM]

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