gifts for yu
Los Angeles, US
A series of experimental, audio reactive gifts. These projects all use a combination of sensors, micro controllers (Arduino and Bare Conductive), Max/MSP, and Ableton to create expressions of adoration and appreciation for a special person who is far away. Each video is a different aspect of this theme, and they are in a sense sketches (unlike a refined and developed project). The projects use sensors to get different inputs (light, touch, distance, etc) which are received through the micro controller and sent to the computer. Using Max, I process the sensory input into usable MIDI data and send that to Ableton. In Ableton I create and modify the sounds using the resulting MIDI information.
Heart painting using conductive paint. Distance from paint changes the value (voltage), which switches between two sounds. When away from the heart (the paint), the sound is cold and tense. When near the heart, the sound becomes peaceful, joyful, content.
you say good morning
when I say goodnight
A composition using bowls filled with water as a control for various sounds and effects. A finger entering the water changes the voltage, which is used as a parameter value. A dynamic expression of appreciation and longing. Of warmth and isolation. As one lover awakes, the other sleeps.
Sounds are produced and modified using light sensors positioned next to each of the four candles. Each candle introduces a new sound and modifies existing sounds. More candles increase the movement and intensity of the sound. The light from the candles display a message of appreciation.
Three unique soundscapes for three flowers. When someone gets close to a flower (to smell it) the photocell detects distance (from change in light) and introduces a soundscape. The flowers express sounds and colors of warmth, peace, and excitement.