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Sound

The architecture of the ear and the design of soundscapes.

February 15, 2016 |

Title Image: Alvin Lucier – I am sitting in a room.

This literature review will be looking at Murray R. Schafer`s concept of soundscapes in relation to softness in architecture. I will, in relation to the text “Sound and … Read More

Hear Here – an acoustic theatre – Ric Lipson

December 28, 2009 |

Sound is an integral part of the way we understand the space surrounding us. Size, quality, timbre, texture and the atmosphere of a space can all be inferred by the way in which we experience sound. Based on ideas … Read More

Panopticons – Singing-Ringing Tree

August 6, 2009 | | 3 Comments

At Crown Point high above Burnley town UK the ‘Singing-Ringing Tree’ – a unique musical sculpture in the form of a tree appears to bend against the endless winds that pass over the hills. Designed by award-winning architects Tonkin-Liu. … Read More

Declan Shaw – Waiting and the Reconstruction of Imagination

July 3, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Declan Shaw’s of Interactive Installation, Bird Soundscapes incorporate a dynamic three dimensional acoustic environment of birdsong which perform accelerated diurnal cycles. Individual ‘birds’ occupy positions in space, which move about in birdlike patterns and also reacting to the movement … Read More

Choe U Ram – Anima Machines

April 11, 2009 |

Korean artist, Choe U Ram, creates massive, precision engineered sculptures with an eerie organic feel. He uses cut and polished metals, machinery and electronics to create kinetic sculptures inspired by sea creatures and plant life.

Exploring the … Read More

Joe Gilbertson and Art+Com

April 8, 2009 | | 2 Comments

About once every couple of months one of my students sends me a video of ART+COM‘s mechatronic installation, made up of 714 metal balls for the BMW museum. ART+COM describe it as “a spatial translation of a design process. … Read More

Richard Roberts – Hearing A Reality

March 25, 2008 |

    Exploded Axonometric of his most recent electro-acoustic system

Architect Richard Roberts electro-acoustic systems have been developed to explore the sonic properties of environments, and reveal the way in which sound and space co-habit one another. The system uses … Read More

Roots – Roman Kirschner

October 22, 2007 | | 3 Comments

My recent work has been influenced a great deal by the work of Cybernetican Gordon Pask (1928-1996)  from his interactive installations to his work with Architects Cedric Price, John Fazer and Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte. Its always interesting … Read More

Eric Schuldenfrei – Reciprocity

February 25, 2007 |

“In the world of surveillance, the architecture of systems has effectively replaced architecture.” Eric Schuldenfrei

I was introduced to the work of Eric Schuldenfrei recently by Eyebeam Resident Jennifer Broutin. Schuldenfrei’s work focuses on the … Read More

SplineGraft – Krets

February 21, 2007 |

The SplineGraft project sets up a reactive environment in which sound dampening panels are continuously reshaped by a network of actuating devices, triggered by user movement. The panels are grafted into an existing environment, supported by structural racks allowing … Read More

NoRA

January 8, 2007 | | 2 Comments

The NoRA structure designed by students of Architecture & Design, Aalborg University, was presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale as an interactive architecture exploring how advanced architectural computing and … Read More

The Light Bead Curtain – Ami Wolf and Jin-Yo Mok

November 1, 2006 |

The Light Bead Curtain is an interactive musical installation that can be freely played by person’s touch. The installation takes the familiar form of a beaded curtain that consists of strings of simple clear beads. Each bead, on a … Read More

The Laser harp – Jen Lewin

October 23, 2006 | | One Comment

The Laser harp by Jen Lewin, Blue Ink Studio is playing with the relationship between the physical and the digital, the virtual and the real. The "Laser Harps" is an immersive instrument and installation using movement and laser light … Read More

Douglas Irving Repetto

October 20, 2006 |

Douglas Irving Repetto is an artist and teacher. His work, including sculpture, installation, performance, recordings, and software is presented internationally. He is the founder of a number of art/community-oriented groups including dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity, ArtBots: … Read More

Hello World – Yunchul Kim

September 22, 2006 |

Hello world is an installation by Yunchul Kim that contains a codified audio signal that circulates in a closed (feedback) system, consisting of a computer, a speaker, 246 meters of copper tube and a microphone. By using the … Read More

Music for Bodies – Sonic Bed

September 20, 2006 | | 5 Comments

Music for Bodies is a research project linking the sonic mapping of human bodies to architecture, through a practical study of bioresonance and interface building. Its aim is to discover new methods of experimental music making, as well as make … Read More

From dust till dawn

September 15, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Dust behaves unpredictably and is difficult to control. Besides that it is not especially popular, being regarded as "dirt" in our culture. As elusive as time seems to us it nevertheless leaves physical traces in the form … Read More

Reorient – Migrating Architectures

September 8, 2006 |

"Re:orient – migrating architectures" explores the local aspects of China ‘s global significance and increasing influence. The project seeks to forecast possibilities which are now detectable only along retail channels, but which will, in all likelihood, determine the built … Read More