The first video features a brief introduction to the “Feedback Organ” – built by J.S. Sanford, the instrument uses controlled microphone feedback as its main sound source.
Sanford is member of the band “Neptune” and on their most recent record msg rcv (Northern Spy) you can hear the intrument in full swing. Get it at their Bandcamp (via: wire to the ear).
Lukas Larsener on the other hand does not bother much with control…
An interactive art piece consisting of a grid of 96 guitar effects pedals that are wired together, as well as a guitar and an amplifier. As people step on the different pedals they activate various effects, which multiply over one another, creating a dynamic sonic experience. – davidbyrne.com
Listen Here is an interesting service that allows locals to share the favourites sounds of their city with tourists, giving them a more genuine, culturally rich travel experience. The concept is by product designer Nicola Hume and you can find out more about the project´s evolution at Listening Here in the making.
A tangible, engaging map in the city centre is the focal point of the service. Locals leave microphones that transmit ambient sounds in their favourite places, before marking them on the map. Visitors are then able to “listen in” to these places, gaining a sense of the atmosphere before choosing where to visit. Using sound alone to represent environments, creates a sense of mystery and encourages exploration.
via: Laughing Squid
Source of Uncertainty celebrates the Buchla synthesizer and DIY modular synthesis. This is the wonderful (draft of a) poster for the events.
via: Create Digital Music
Two wine glasses, panties, a bottle opener, a hair drier, some tape, a spring, an old UDSSR camera, a spanner, a tube pack and some water. What else to do with these items than to make some music, right?
Mateuz Zdziebko did exactly that.
via: The Fox is Black
This video features the sound sculptures and installations by a Swiss artist named Zimoun. Using different materials like wires, cables and chains on dc motors or even woodworms as sound sources, his installations create constantly moving streams of mechanical, yet organic sounds. The video is actually quite long but presents a beautiful continuum of noisy clicks and buzzing sounds.
via LangweileDich.net, The Fox Is Black, Noise for Airports
The Barcode Piano is a music instrument and a toy for children to explore and understand the essential principles behind barcodes.
The overall idea has been to convey the fact that barcodes are unique through creating a tangible and sensuous experience with sound as output. While being a low cost technology, barcodes can contain complex amounts of information depending on the context of use. Thus, we chose from an early stage to focus on the core principles of barcodes. […]
via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk