Archive for March, 2009

SoundPost Nearly Complete

Initial sketchFrom initial sketch…

Final prototypeTo prototype…

Final assemblyTo final assembly

SoundPost Can probably best be described as a self-contained audio installation or an interactive sculpture. I have been working on it for over a year and it is finally nearing completion. It was meant to be a kind of quasi-mystical object that explores sacred geometry and sound. Each face of the sculpture contains an embedded IR range sensor. When activated, each sensor causes a different note of a Gregorian hexacord to sound. When the object has been “dormant” for a while, it begins to loop ambient crowd sounds.

Building the structure of this project was almost trivial compared to the electronics. After a lot of trial-and-error, I finally got control circuits that worked as planned.