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Here are three disruptive ways to produce sounds which struck our minds : these digital creators used fishes, jelly, or small musical boxes. Well, small musical boxes are not such a disruptive mean for producing sound, but the way their use is thought makes the whole piece worth the video time. Moreover, the two last videos deals with hands and fingers moves which make sounds, like with many basic instruments, whereas the first one is all about chance and not intentioned creation, a difference that matters.
First, Quiet Ensemble. Thid collective is always looking for new unexpected concert in the nature or in every day life contexts. Here, they worked with five goldfishes to create Quintetto. Depending on how high the fishes are in their fish bowls, the sound given to each of them changes. It won the "International contemporary art prize-Celesteprize" in Berlin. Find all the technical details in this document.
Another striking tool to make sounds or even music is jelly. No kidding. Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard worked with the parisian school ENSCI on a system called Noisy Jelly which detects salt concentration and moves of jelly forms on a thin sheet of wood and metal. Then, a software turns the data into sound waves, and here you go as a Jelly Player. All the technical details are in this document.
This Noisy Jelly reminds us of the Scenocosme artworks working with musical plants we have set up in several exhibitions, doesn't it ?
Finally, let us introduce you to The musical table, created by kyouei design. This very bulky instrument gathers 504 small musical boxes linked to 504 volume controlers on a table. It does not control directly the volume but the rotation speed of the boxes. It's easy to get that a not revolving box is silent and then, setting each tempo equals to playing sounds and giving them rythm, like on a basic digital sound controler, but with a much more low-tech and designed look.
(More details and pictures on their website)
You have created a tool to make sound that is so unbelievable that you do not dare to speak about it ? Let us know.
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