Posts in Kinetic
Soft Revolvers

A music performance for four acryl spinning tops. Each spinning top, 10’ in diameter, is associated with an ‘instrument’ or part in an electronic music composition. Gyroscopes and accelerometers communicate with a computer where the motion data is collected (speed, instability, acceleration, etc.) which is used for a music algorithm. LEDs placed inside the tops illuminate the body of the objects in counterpoint to the music. A camera placed above the performance table provides a video projection behind the artist, as an integral part of the performance. The behaviour of the objects adds unpredictability and makes each performance unique. #MyriamBleau #SoundArt #PerformanceArt #SpinningTop #Turntabllism #MusicPerformance #ContemporaryArt #DJ #HipHop #ElectronicMusic #VideoArt

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Audio Foam Cutter

A fully analog and kinetic way of sound visualisation. The Audio Foam Cutter transforms sound into styrofoam. A hot-wire cutter mounted on a servo motor which is controlled by audio signals, allows users to real-time cut the sound input vertically into the material. The resulting cutouts can be used to assemble casting molds or they can stand alone as  sound sculptures.
#ReinhardGupfinger #SoundShifting #AudioFoamCutter #SoundArt #MusicSculpture #SoundSculpture #AudioVisualisation #ContemporaryArt #TechArt #InstallationArt #FoamCutting #3D

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Oiled rock'n roll

A set of sculptural audio filters through which 'Breakaway Songs' is diffused in the exhibition space. Moved by automated cranes, two hydrophones dive in motor oil. The music gets altered and distorted by the thick liquid and affected by noises from the mechanics and motors. #JulienGrossmann #SoundArt #InstallationArt #MusicSculpture #SoundSculpture #Dordtyart #ContemporaryArt #BreakawaySongs #Rocknroll #USNavy #Oil #Oiltanker #Ship #Sea

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Heliophone Sunlight Sound

The installation uses Bell's photo-acoustic principle. It follows the trajectory of the sun, catching the sunlight and focusing it, via a parabolic lens, onto one point. A rotating disk chops the light up into small fragments. A photo-acoustic cell transforms these fragments into sound, made audible by a large horn. The tonality of the installation changes with the intensity of light.

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