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The Acoustic Alarm

April 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Designer Jamie McMahon has created a functional concept for an acoustic alarm. After tuning the strings with pegs similar to a violin, a single chord is strummed by an internal mechanism at the designated time. Listening to the video it actually makes a lovely sound.

 

 



Art

Ivan Puig’s glass bottle mandalas played with robotic arms

April 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Two light and sound installations in one day? Yes, friends. These two mesmerizing water-filled glass bottle mandalas were built by Mexican artist Ivan Puig. Robotic arms in the center of each mandala rotate and hit each bottle in succession to create a cyclical series of echoing notes. If you read a lot of art blogs you’ve probably tun into Puig’s submerged VW sedan sculpture.

 

 



Art

Sewing Machine Orchestra

April 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Sewing Machine Orchestra is a sound and light performance by Canadian artist Martin Messier. The eight 1940-1950s Singer sewing machines are interlinked with a micro-controller system without need for human interaction. I found myself wishing the video was a minute or two longer, but impressive nonetheless.

Update: Found a longer clip on YouTube that includes an interview (in French) with the artist:

(via triangulation)

 

 



Art

The sound of finches and coat hangers

April 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

From Here to Ear (v. 13) is the thirteenth iteration of an installation by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Primarily a sensory experience, the exhibit is meant to engage both visually and audibly as 40 finches hop delicately through a dense matrix created from hundreds of metal hangers causing vibrations and clinks that mix with the birds natural songs. Boursier-Mougenot made the rounds on several blogs last year for his audio work with finches and electric guitars. The exhibit is up through April 26. (via lost in e minor)

 

 



Art

Zimoun Updates

January 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Everyone’s favorite Swiss sound sculptor Zimoun has updated his compilation video to include work from 2010. Sit back, relax and enjoy the frenetic whizzing and whirring of more modified dc-motors than you can shake a polysiloxane hose at. Previously (though admittedly he updated the same video).

 

 



Design

Sound Posters by Saxsofunny

October 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Conceptually brilliant posters by São Paulo firm Saxsofunny. They should make one with an illustration of Gilbert Godfried on a chalkboard. (via this isn’t happiness)

 

 



Art

Zimoun: Sound Sculptures & Installations

October 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Sound sculptures by Swiss artist Zimoun.

 

 

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