Reactive sound sculptures
Noise is transformed into the beginning of familiar tunes by pulling and stretching.
A mind map of auditive memory can be discovered beneath a textile surface, the user is acting as a trigger.
The characteristics of the material make the emerging layers of sound subject to constant change, even when the sensing parts of the objects are not touched at the moment.
This is a continuation of the work Noise Rag.
Photos by Stephanie Paine
Interactive object, 2015
Materials: Arduino UNO, Adafruit MP3 shield, conductive yarn, felted wool, speakers, custom made circuit boards, polymorph plastic
Developed during a residency in Reykjavik, the object is a result of research in interaction techniques and textile sensors.
People were invited to use the object made of felt, elastic and conductive yarn and change the preprogrammed rhythm of the piece.
The title refers to bits of sound that were discovered during the residency.
The piece can be reporgrammed by one or more persons, the resulting rhythms that occur after a while remind of drilling sounds, alarms and low hums and heavy machinery – a sound poem that is constantly reprocessed and subject to change through tearing and reconnecting.
Materials used in the stretch sensors have been inspired by this instructable of push_reset and KOBAKANT
Also see this tutorial on how to connect analog sensors