Collaborating Artist: Savvas Spyridopoulos / BLiNK Project Group
Commissioning Agency: Boston Society of Architects
Medium: Glass, Light, Sound, Interactive / site-specific
Project Funded in Part By: Thomas Wirth Architects, Ithaka Contracting and Design
As the cap-stone piece at the 2014 Boston Society of Architects annual convention, OASIS was designed as an ethereal environment set within the convention atmosphere. Purpose-built within a 40’x20’ tent, 17 glass cymbals hung from steel cables at varying heights. Each cymbal was outfitted with a custom LED fixture and a sensor; as the public wove throughout the environment and touched the cymbals, that touch triggered movement through a light score as well as local sound.
An 8-channel custom sound system played back sound compositions designed and recorded forthis environment, and allowed the local sound of each cymbal to be realized in a local orientation. Five light scores cycled relative to the soundscape cued. MAX/MSP software and arduino technology received the trigger data and managed the light and sound score playback.
Software Programming: Aseem Suri
Additional Sound Score: Nate Tucker
Photos: Ben Korsch
Video: Ernesto Galan