A 4G network turned into music

IDEA: Turn 4G network browsing into musical sounds
 
WHAT: A dedicated algorithm was created to turn one second of browsing on the 4G network into one second of music. The number of connections to the network in different regions of Lithuania controls the volume of the notes being played and their rhythmic distribution, while the amount of data transferred during those sessions determines the notes' pitches.

The walk-in kinetic sound installation consists of 77 segments distributed throughout the exhibition space. Each segment consists of a metal bar, a sound activator, a sound damper, a resonator, and mechatronics. The distribution of the segments in space forms 4 narrow and 11 wide directions of movement. The number of segments and their positions were in part determined by the spatial and acoustic characteristics of the exhibition space. The sound range of the installation consists of 4 notes in 4 octaves where a specific note is assigned to the North, the South, the East and West of Lithuania.

WHY: Inviting one to experience how data generated through a person's reality and behavioural patterns can be revived from the digital world and returned to the real one by being transformed into generative music. 

Statistics reduces the studied object into a few, several or a dozen features. This is a paradoxical trait of statistics – investigating the variability of an object it actually produces immutable characteristics, monitoring the differences, it observes repetitions. The average, however, is not reality, but rather a color that is the result of mixed different tints. The height or weight gets summed, but the noise, the smell or shadows are lost. Statistics draw the map of reality, making it two-dimensional. The effect of music is directly contrary.
— Andrius Šarapovas

BY: Andrius Šarapovas, Technarium. commissioned by Tele2. Video by: Some Films

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The walk-in kinetic sound installation consists of 77 segments distributed throughout the exhibition space. Each segment consists of a metal bar, a sound activator, a sound damper, a resonator, and mechatronics. The distribution of the segments in space forms 4 narrow and 11 wide directions of movement. The number of segments and their positions were in part determined by the spatial and acoustic characteristics of the exhibition space. The sound range of the installation consists of 4 notes in 4 octaves where a specific note is assigned to the North, the South, the East and West of Lithuania.

WHY: Inviting one to experience how data generated through a person's reality and behavioural patterns can be revived from the digital world and returned to the real one by being transformed into generative music.