ASU Digital Culture Gallery

2014.02.17 / Oscillations

Oscillations

”Oscillations” is a new work for five Tibetan singing bowl robots, each carrying two singing bowls produce pure sustained tones and striking single notes, filling the room with an omnipresent series of harmonics. In contrast, four oscillating cymbals produce an earthy, gritty and urgent intervention, which produce longer grounded texture.

The work celebrates sound as an immersive material, it pays homage to Alvin Lucier's engagement with the material qualities of sound. ”Oscillations” work creates a rich sound bath of ever evolving timbres.. Sit in the space and listen to the ever evolving sound field.

Each of singing bowls is controlled by a set of striker and bowl playing agents within a virtual environment. Moving around using Brownian motion, when they come into contact with the virtual robot, the robot plays. There is no score, no fixed temporal relationships, no predefined outcomes.

”Oscillations” was featured at the Balanced Unbalanced 2013 and at ISEA2013.

Garth Paine: Concept, design, fabrication, programming
Michael Krzyzaniak: Fabrication, electronics, programming

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