Watchers – Directionality as Metaphor for Interaction with a Generative Installation

Daniel Bisig, Martin Neukom, Philippe Kocher

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    Abstract

    Watchers is an interactive multi-channel audio installation that experiments with different compositional approaches of incorporating the loudspeakers’ directionality as central functional and aesthetic element. The directional properties of the custom developed loudspeakers are not only defined by the characteristics of their sound radiation but also integrate a light-based line of sight and orientation sensing mechanism. It is through this latter mechanism that the configuration of the installation affects the algorithmic creation of
    the musical content. And its also through this mechanism that the musical content is rendered responsive to the visitors’ physical manipulation of the installation. The realisation of the installation forms part of a research strand that addresses the issue of rendering the algorithmic principles of a compositional work experienceable not only through its sonic manifestation but also via spatial and tangible representations. These representations can provide affordances for interaction and thereby offer the possibility for visitors to
    engage through embodied actions with a musical work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGA2018 – XXI Generative Art Conference
    EditorsCelestino Soddu, Enrica Colabella
    Pages93-105
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2018
    EventXXI GENERATIVE ART CONFERENCE - Verona, Italy
    Duration: 18 Dec 201819 Dec 2018

    Conference

    ConferenceXXI GENERATIVE ART CONFERENCE
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityVerona
    Period18/12/1819/12/18

    Keywords

    • Sound Installation
    • Algorithmic Music
    • Interaction

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