A work in progress for Co(i)nspire at Dairy Arts Center
Undulater(s) is a series of noise fields (Perlin noise) produced with Processing and laser cut and etched into paper and paperboard. These were originally produced for the Calculated Mediations show at the Canyon Gallery in the Boulder Public Library. The noise fields are addressed and stretched in a variety of ways.
Some of the digital files used for laser cutting:
Solidnoise performance at the annual Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.
beatBox is a light controlled mechanical drum machine. You play it by casting shadows over a series of light sensors. This feeds into an algorithmic drum beat that triggers small motors to tap on different objects inside the box. Two sliders allow control over the tempo and the swing feel of the drum machine by delaying every other beat.
The pattern on top, which surrounds the light sensitive resistors, is laser etched from visuals created using code in Processing.
Calculated Mediations was a show I curated at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Gallery in Spring 2016. The featured a wide range of new approaches to making. Calculated Mediations featured fixed, dynamic and interactive media and represented diverse approaches to making including 3D printing, circuit bending, resin, computation, and interactive technologies like sensors and motors.
In addition to the gallery show there were a series of workshops on related techniques taught by some of the artists.
more details and photos on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1121362661259356/
Solarophone is an interactive sound art installation. It was installed at the Boulder Public Library from March – June 2016.
SolidNoise is a robotic music ensemble that explores new techniques to make music by triggering a variety of motors to produce sound by physically striking, shaking, tapping or blowing on different physical objects, including the architecture of the space itself.
Here is a video tour of the original event in Fall 2015:
I recently performed with the SolidNoise at the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech, here’s a short clip from that:
The SolidNoise Ensemble:
These instruments were created using new hardware and software designs that allow controlling motors with MIDI messages