Medium: Sound, Light, HD Polyethylene, Electronics
SOUND SCULPTURE is an interactive sound and light instrument. 25 location-aware blocks report their coordinates to the controlling computer, which in turn plots each location in software. The computer then scans the locations and triggers each cube to light and make sound sequentially - "reading," in a way, the musical layout, as created and constantly changed by the public's interaction with the cubes. This allows participants to create not only physical structures, but musical compositions created and manipulated by the physical relationship of the cubes. It is like walking onto the staff paper, picking up the notes and moving them around, thereby changing pitch, rhythm, melody and harmony.
In this way participants are creating physical and sonic structures collectively and simultaneously.
It is also just plain fun to build and play with illuminated cubes, while interesting music is created as a by-product.
Sound Sculpture is an interactive instrument, designed for play and expression by people of all ages and collaboration with artists of all types.
The project was designed and launched in early 2017 and has throughout New England and New York City, making its debut at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston on April 28, 2017.
Debut special thanks to: Yo-el Cassell and 360 Dance, Maria Finkelmeier, Jane Long
Consultant / Guru: Dave O'Brien
Founding Technical Director: Andrew Hlynsky
Current Technical Director: Jeremy Stewart
Special Thanks to our Grantors NEFA and The Boston Foundation
Photos: Aram Boghosian / Rachel Tine (last 2 photos)