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Daisuke Ishida

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the sun (2010)

The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in the sun (2010)

material: solarpanels, electronic parts, loudspeakers
exhibition: Internationaler Museumstag
location:Der Glas-Pavillon im Schlossgarten, Oldenburg, Germany
time: 16th May 2010
support: Stiftung Niedersachsen work stipends for Media Art 2009 at Edith Russ Site for Media Art and Klangpol

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 essence of the piece is a set of devices that translate the progression of the sun into the spatiality of sound. Each device consists of a solar panel which actuates an oscillator which then produces a sine wave through a speaker. The amount of light picked up by the solar panel regulates the volume – the objects only play a sine wave when exposed to strong light (e.g. sunlight).
Each participant who enters the space may choose a location for a new device and faces the collective sound of the sine waves produced by the irradiated objects which have already been placed. The sine waves produced by each participant accumulate over the exhibition period of the piece.