Daisuke Ishida

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA picnic (2004)


The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA picnic (2004)

material: loudspeakers, batteries, electronic parts, plastic
exhibition: The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA picnic
location: Donau Park, Linz, Austria
time: 7th, 8th Sep, 2004

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).
SWO picnic 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 spherical sine wave generator, each battery driven and furnished with a loudspeaker and a light sensor, changing frequency depending on light intensity.