Music for Bodies – Sonic Bed

Last year we were had a trip to the see an exhibition with the sonic bed. Well, well the bed was not there anymore…L

Music for Bodies is a research project involving the sonic mapping of human bodies to architecture, through studies of bio-resonance and interface building. Its aim is to discover new methods of experimental music making, and make a new kind music more accessible to a wider community. The research is mainly based on feeling the music rather than just listening it to. 

 

Music for Bodies 

http://www.musicforbodies.net/wiki/Exhibitions

 

Orbiter

Sound

During the workshop we have been introduce to some sound environment installation.

Within the realm of public art, the sound installation can be a musical equivalent of a sculpture, or and can be part of a sculpture.. Some sound installations have gained by applying a variety of electroacoustic techniques and technology in their creation and spatial arrangement. 

Orbiter

In this installation the visitors lie down and relax, watching the firmament above them. Using their finger pointed upwards, the visitor can insert new stars into orbit with distinctive visual and musical characteristics.

The sound will be determined by the  emplacement chosen on the orbit, Bigger you let the star grows louder it plays.

 Orbiter

 “The orbiter is an interactive sound environment by Vera-Maria Glahn and Marcus Wendt. It invites you to reach for the stars and play their music!”

The installation is based on custom-built software , performing real-time analysis of a camera image of the player as well as generating 6-channel-audio and video signals. The video analysis is coded in C++, instructing SuperCollider for the audio generation, Processing for the graphics.

The synthesized sound used in this installation has a very heavy 70’s influences. Quite psychedelic in a way……

http://www.infostuka.org/projects/orbiter-interactive-sound-environment

 

 

 

My Project – MONA LISA

We had to introduce our ideas about the next individual project.

The audience has chosen my “Mona Lisa” project, Humour and simplicity won the challenge.

Simplicity, The art of complexity

 MONA LISA- Hello

 MONA LISA- You’ve been watched

 

 mONA LISA- Pfffuuuu!

 

I do like the thought of having this very serious Madam reacting un-promptly to the visitor. 

 

How to realise this little attraction?

·     Should I use a Web-cam with Isadora or even quartz Composer? 

·     Or Should I use the combination of a sensor + Microcontroller + a processing software to handle the images?

·    Which Sensor? Ultrasound, IR or even step sensor?

·    Which microcontroller? Arduino, Phiget?

·    Which software? Quartz Composer, Flash?

 

It does fell like a Chinese puzzle…

 

Group Work

Here we go the D Day has arrived and we have to present our beautiful Group Project: ”Image of Gravity”.

It did not start well, we had few problems with the hand-made button, but after a huge amount of persistence, Halleluiah…It worked. That was a big relief.

I do not think our project was challenging technically speaking, however, on the other hand our group was very challenging…Fortunately some of us were determine to achieve something by the deadline…. Thank you guys!!!!!!

I should not forget the important part about Learning and discovering the magic Eyesweb.

(See Portofolio for more details)