Christian Möller: The Audio Pendulums

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    The Audio Pendulums

Artist(s) and People Involved:


Artist Statement:

    Audio Pendulums is an interactive sound installation for the outer facade of the Lasipalatsi (Glass Palace) in Helsinki.

    The seven audio pendulums are steel pipes, 11 meters long and painted blue. They are suspended in front of the building at 5 meter intervals. A video camera mounted outside transmits a picture of the audio pendulums swaying in the wind to a computer system, which then generates a digital image of the movement. The computer program thereby records the movements and transforms them into audio signals, the volume of which depends on the extent of the movement. Each pendulum is allocated a tonal surface on the pentatonic scale. The result is an electronic audio environment which blends with the existing natural sounds, such as rustling leaves, the voices of passers-by, street traffic, etc. to generate an overall audio experience.

Other Information:

    Programming: Daniel Schmitt, Sven Thöne
    Sounds: Peter Kuhlmann


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