C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

van Eck, Cathy: Breeze 



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  • Program notes: 

    EXPLANATION AND DIAGRAM of Audience and Sound Relationships in Breeze, an interactive sound installation by Cathy van Eck
    The diagram below gives a very simplified overview of the relation between audience position in the installation and the sounds, which will sound. A patch written in the software MaxMSP produces different sounds, depending on the position of the audience member(s) in relation to the music stands. For example, standing very close in front of music stand IV will produce a soft whispering sound. Moving a little bit backwards will produce a "singing stands IV" sound. Moving even more backwards will cause a sound of rustling paper, moving
    in between the loudspeakers attached on music stand IV and music standV.This scheme only maps the audience position.The development and spatialisation of the sounds themselves is too complex to be visualised in a scheme.The paper sound movements in the middle for example are moving from one music stand to another until the audience member leaves this spot again.
    The sounds used in this installation can be divided into several categories. First of all, the paper rustling sounds relate to the big papers placed on the music stands.These papers are white, empty and crinkled. Due to small fans attached to the music stands these papers are slowly moving. This sound of rustling paper is thus in a direct relationship to what is seen.The second sound used, which I call "singing stands", is more associated with metallic voices singing melodies.There is no direct visual cue for these sounds, since and they might therefore evoke a more abstract musical world.The third category of sounds are those of breathing and whispering.Although closely related to human whispers and breaths, they are alienated by electronic manipulation.These sounds are mentioned as a kind of surprise for the audience.When interacting with the "singing stands" sounds, only the audience members that approach the music stands really close, will hear the music stands breath or whisper sounds.

  • Technical specs: 

    TECHNICAL RIDER for Breeze, an interactive sound installation Cathy van Eck contact: [email protected] or 0041 77 438 3834
    The installation needs a space that is at least 4 x 6 meter.The space should be silent, since the installation is using soft sounds. If possible, the space should have a possibility to light the music stands.The computer, audio interface and amplifiers should be hidden in a corner in the space. For the set-up of all equipment see Diagram 1.
    The music stands are placed in a semicircle and each of them is equipped with a distance sensor, loudspeaker, small fan, and big sheets of paper. See Diagram 2.




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