Daisuke Ishida

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in ZeroOne San Jose / ISEA (2006)


The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in ZeroOne San Jose / ISEA (2006)

material: loudspeakers, batteries, electronic parts, plastic
exhibition: ZeroOne San Jose / ISEA 2006
location: SOFA Area, San Jose, U.S.A.
time: 12th Aug, 2006
support: Grant for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists by The Japan Foundation

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA (SWO) is a participatory sound performance project that has been shown at various exhibitions since 2002, for both long and short periods of time. Ken Furudate, Kazuhiro Jo, Daisuke Ishida, and Mizuki Noguchi have served as the core organizers of the project. Under the basic concept that each participant plays a sine wave, people are invited to create a sea of sine waves as a collective sound representation.

SWO performances are concerned with breaking the border between spectators and musicians, as well as the common restriction of the traditional formats of music (music has a beginning and an end) and its hierarchy (e.g. a classical orchestra).
The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in ZeroOne San Jose / ISEA invited participants to meet at a given time and place to perform together, everyone in their own manner and to their own liking. Participants were asked to either bring a sine wave generating object or make use of the provided egg-shaped sine wave generator, furnished with a loudspeaker and controllable via a potentiometer (frequency) and an on/off switch.