[watch the video]
Audible color is an audio-visual instrument. Sound is generated based on color detected by a web cam connected to a computer. Red, green and blue correspond with certain music notes. When the colors are mixed, the resulting secondary colors produce different notes.
The size of the colors influences the volume and frequency of the notes played. Color detection and sound generation were created and are controlled using Processing code. The system of audible color is based on a marriage between basic color and music theories. The colors of red, blue, and green are the visual foundation for color-mixing and the music notes A, D, and F are the base triad that corresponds to the colors. The secondary colors (colors made when the foundational three are mixed) of purple, teal and brown are tuned to the musical triad C, E and G. The visual of the mixing of red, blue and/or green mirrors the aural output of combined notes.
The ‘painting’ aspect is not restricted to water droplets from a pipette. Numerous experiments were performed using substances such as acrylic paint, food dye in milk with soap, and ordinary household objects. Each investigation created a new type of fun and easy gestural music-making.
[found at Design Boom]
Ryan Teague: Cascades
‘The movements of a music box ballerina are reinterpreted in a groundbreaking video for British composer Ryan Teague using electromegnetic fields, sub zero temperatures and 2000 volts of electricity.’
Directed and Produced by Craig Ward
D.O.P - Jason Tozer
Crystal cultivation, experimentation and photographic consultant - Linden Gledhill
Editing by Jeremy Maneval at Consulate, NYC
Colour by Gabriel Turchi at Consulate, NYC
With special thanks to Matthew Flaherty
Also further thanks to Travis Knepp,
Adelyn Navarro and Charlyn Derrick at Consulate, NYC,
Shirley Gledhill and Twister
‘Cascades’ is taken from the album ‘Field Drawings’
Crystal formation set to music. So beautiful.
I was crossing my fingers there was a Spinal Tap poster ;)
The Piano House, located the city of Huainan, An Hui Province in China
“This Amazing Piano House designed by the students of the architectural design faculty of Hefey University of Technology with the designers of the company “Huainan Fangkai Decoration Project Co”. It resides in located in Huainan City, a Province, China. The building was constructed for music lovers, and serves a practice facility for musical student at the nearby college.Piano house consist of two musical instruments a transparent Violin leaning against Piano. The Piano House was built by the local government to draw interest to the newly developed area. ”
Celebrity skulls by Iain Macarthur
Marcelo Ertorteguy/Sara Valente: Cargo Guitar
room-sized electric guitar
architect marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente collaborated with takahiro fukuda to create ‘cargoguitar’,
a room sized electric guitar. eight strings start from a vertical media column stretching eight meters
to another horizontal media spine resulting in a hyperbolic paraboloid. each peg is tuned to a different note,
achieving varied sound scales to be captured by the transducers. two amplifiers allow the vibrations
to be felt in the room. a glow in the dark coat is applied to the strings, allowing visitors to not just hear the sound
but to see it as it as well.
listen to soundcloud demo here