INTERACTIVE SOUND SCULPTURE
Who doesn’t remember makeshift telephones made of wire and cans? The Invoxicated interactive play sculpture is a bit like that, but a bit more complex, a lot cooler looking, and it actually works! Children can explore the playful qualities of sound by talking into one end of the sculpture to produce sound for the listener on the other end. By bending parts of the sculpture and pressing its various buttons, a multitude of sound effects can be achieved in real time. (Taken from:http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/06/08/interactive-sound-sculpture/)
Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician. Suzuki’s work raises questions of the relation between sound and people and how music and sound affect people’s minds.
Acoustic Pavillon, 2015
The Garden of Russolo, 2013
Make Something From Nothing, 2014
Franz West’s Passtuecke or adaptives (images below) break down gallery through there interactivity and playful nature. The ergonomic forms of the Passtruecke aid the viewers interaction with the work.
FRANZ WEST Paßstück ca. 1983 – 1984 Plaster, bamboo, polyester, gauze and dispersion 59.84 x 11.02 x 3.94 inches 152 x 28 x 10 cm WesFr0723 ZWIRNER & WIRTH 32 E 69 St New York NY 10021
Press release for Franz West Early Work at Hauser & Wirth Somerset 11 October – 9 November 2014:
See also: Franz West: To Build a House you Start with the Roof, Work 1972-2008
ISBN: 978-0262012508 Publisher: MIT PRESS
Two works by Studio Weave opened my mind to the possibility of creating sound sculpture and started my interesting the cone as an amplification device. Both works are sight specific.
Looking up at The Lullaby Factory
Studio Weave has transformed an awkward exterior space landlocked by buildings into the Lullaby Factory – a secret world that cannot be seen except from inside the hospital and cannot be heard by the naked ear, only by tuning in to its radio frequency or from a few special listening pipes.
The Lullaby Factory consists of two complimentary elements: the physical factory that appears to carry out the processes of making lullabies and the soundscape. Composer and sound artist Jessica Curry has composed a brand new lullaby especially for the project, which children can engage with through listening pipes next to the canteen or from the wards by tuning into a special radio station.
There Hear Hears
Set within the stunning parkland surrounding the Grade I Listed Kedleston Hall, the Hear Heres offer visitors an immersive and interactive experience that invites curiosity.
The Hear Heres are designed to pick up and amplify particular sounds related to their four locations.
National Trust selected Studio Weave from 168 competition entries to design a series of ‘playful incidents’ to whip up a sense of adventure for exploring the parkland surrounding Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. The term incident was used by Robert Adam, whose first major commission was to design the mansion and estate at Kedleston in the 18th century, to denote a manmade point of interest in a rural setting.