lightsoundart

There seems to be a lot of energy in the world of sound/visual installations these days.  I’ve just recently been on a tour of Illustrious studios, which is run by Martyn Ware of The Human League fame.  They have been designing “3D soundscapes” for 14 years, and a lot of the time interact with visual installations […]

Neuron Noise

Yesterday I visited the Barbican for their Brain Waves Weekender, a range of exhibitions fusing art with neuroscience.  Along with a kid-friendly dissection of a jelly brain and an invitation to knit a neuron, the event featured two sound-related demonstrations. The first was Music of the Mind – a performance by Finn Peters, Prof Mark […]

Chasing Sound

Last week I went to see the documentary Chasing Ice at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios.  It is an excellent film that follows the attempts of James Balog and his team to photograph receding glaciers in Alaska, Greenland and other parts of the Northern hemisphere.  At one stage during the process Balog poignantly suggested that his photographs […]

Improvised gestural instruments, Hang playing, and a Moog.

I was reading this post by Binary Heap, and remembered an interesting project I had stumbled upon a few months ago – turning jelly into musical instruments.  I always wanted an instrument I could eat… Anyway, here’s the link.  Using the same general idea but with gaming instead of music is this, a device that […]