Noise Square: Physical Sonification of Cellular Automata through Mechatronic Sound-sculpture

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  • Sculpture

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  • Noise Square: Physical Sonification of Cellular Automata through Mechatronic Sound-sculpture

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  • (Short paper)

    Keywords: Generative Art, Cellular Automata, Mechatronic Sound-sculpture.

    As Burraston and Edmonds state, “creating patterns and sequences is necessary for the creative artist working spatially and temporally within a chosen medium”. Accordingly, cellular automata’s capability of creating a wide range of evolutionary and generative patterns has made them of special interest to musicians and sound artists. While this has led to a great number of works of sound art and music that integrate generative patterns of cellular automata in one way or another, the sonic output of these works has been primarily retained within the realm of electronically produced sound. Followed by a concise overview on a selected number of these works, this paper presents a proposed audiovisual installation in which cellular automata is incorporated in the medium of mechatronic sound-sculpture, where the sound is generated physically and in the acoustic realm, through a mechanical apparatus.

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