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Daisuke Ishida

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay (2005)

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA stay (2005)

material: anechoic chamber, speakers, computers, rotary encoder dials, spotlight
exhibition: Open Nature
location: ICC – NTT Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
time: 29th Apr – 3rd Jul 2005

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.

This piece shows the process of the accumulation of sine waves left by each visitor over the period of its exhibition. The installation consists of an anechoic chamber lined with an array of loudspeakers and a pedestal with two dials situated in the middle of the room. Each visitor enters the chamber and choses a frequency and position of a sine wave via the dials. Every choice remains and adds to the ever growing collective performance – from absolute silence on day one to a sound level close to white noise at the finissage.