October 24, 2010

It’s all fun and games…

Sonoscape is an interactive playspace created by a mix of grad and undergrad students in Ali Malazak’s Experimental Digital Art course. The project consisted of six teams: Interaction, Sensors, Solar, Sound, Software, Content, Video, and Fabrication.

A member of the content team, I was responsible for creating the actual sounds that the user would interact with. This required close contact with the interaction and software teams especially, making sure that the sound clips were of proper length (and format) and fit into the interaction scheme properly. Seeing that our installation would be made out of wood, and also completely sustainable through the use of solar power, it was pleasantly agreed that we should try to focus our sounds on natural instruments. These instruments, primarily made of wood, created a cognitive connection between the interaction and the sound that resulted in a beautiful balance of art and play.

Last time I checked, it remains a part of the Beltline Project, waiting for your special touch.

Personal Contributions: I was in charge of the music composition for the project, as well as sound editing to fit the constraints of the interaction design team.

Skills/Programs List

  • Kora
  • Djembe
  • Wood chimes, Appalachian frogs, crickets
  • Rainstick
  • Glass Harp (via Brien Engel)
  • Audacity, Garageband, Logic Express

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