Daisuke Ishida

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA nomadic (2005)


The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA nomadic (2005)

material: 100 iPods 3rd generation, metal, strings
exhibition: International Triennale of Contemporary Art YOKOHAMA 2005
location: Yamashita Pier Warehouses, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
time: 28th Sep – 18th Dec 2005
support: International Triennale of Contemporary Art YOKOHAMA, Apple Inc.

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 nomadic consisted of 6 participatory performances in 6 different acoustically interesting locations in Yokohama. 5 performances invited each 20 chosen participants to experience a different site. After each performance the participants were asked to hang their hacked iPod with an attached loudspeaker, playing a chosen sine wave, in the pier warehouse. Over the course of the exhibition time 100 iPods were hung in the warehouse. The grand finale took place in the Yamashita Park, where all iPods were brought to play till their batteries ran out.