Daisuke Ishida

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA mediate (2006)


The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA mediate (2006)

material: wood plates, loudspeakers, touch sensitive motorized faders, micro controllers, amplifier, computers
exhibition: Re:search
location: Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan
time: 26th Nov-25th Dec 2006
support: Sendai Mediatheque

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.

The installation The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA mediate accumulates sequences of sine wave alterations in time. Eight pillars, each with one loudspeaker and one touch sensitive motorized fader, record and play back, audibly and physically, the visitor’s interaction with the frequency changing fader. Each visitor can intervene the looped playback and insert their own trace.