Sound Sculpture

Resonating works of art.

 
 

soundscapes

Our resonating sculptures create encompassing sound environments called "soundscapes".

We offer soundscapes to integrate into lifestyle; to calm the mind for focused reflection or meditation.

Interactive

Sculptures respond to motion and gesture to create sound.

Viewers can control the sounds, creating or selecting soundscapes to match their environment.

 

 

How The invention works

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Magnetic Energy

Magnets drive energy into metal strings, causing the strings to vibrate.

Generative Software

Custom algorithms control the magnets, varying the magnetic fields over time.

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Acoustic Vibrations

Vibrations spread through the entire wooden sculpture like a stringed instrument, creating sound.

 

Sound for a mindful space.

 

We offered this immersive sound installation at Lift Next Level Floats, a sensory deprivation/flotation therapy center in Brooklyn. A two-piece sound sculpture set in the lounge space of the center creates slow, meditative soundscapes.

Our goal was to integrate sound with the space to create an area for calmness, mental clarity and respite. Visitors to the center experienced this as a decompression both before and after their flotation experience.

Sensory deprivation can be deeply introspective; this mindful soundspace offers a safe post-float area for visitors to reflect and mentally acclimate before returning to the high-energy lifestyle of New York City.

 
Electromagnets vibrate the lowest metal string.

Electromagnets vibrate the lowest metal string.

A touch-pad interface allows visitors to trigger custom soundscapes.

A touch-pad interface allows visitors to trigger custom soundscapes.

A sculpture responds to light and motion to create sound.

 

What is it?

Sounding Box #11 is an interactive sound sculpture. As viewers approach and cast shadows on the installation, strings on the sculpture vibrate, generating acoustic sound. Participants can improvise and interact, controlling the sound through motion.

Why did we make it?

The purpose of this sculpture is to create harmonious sounds to complement the surrounding environment, and to allow each participant to create their own unique sonic experience.

This piece was a custom commission, designed for the littleBits Electronics office space in the Starret Lehigh building in Chelsea, Manhattan.

 

 
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Magnetic Soundscapes in Hotel Suite

 

Magnetic Sound sculpture on display in the King Room suite. Guests could control the soundscapes in the room with a touch-screen interface.

Exhibition and soundbath offered as part of the Work X Work radio lounge.

 

 
 
 

We offered guided group sound baths at this art space in Queens, New York.

Part of the Machines in Music Conference.

 

Immersive sound + lay-down space

 

Public showcase of Magnetic Sound sculptures in the New Museum's 231 Gallery for the NEW INC end of year group showcase, "Public Beta".

The exhibition featured a lay-down space for participants to engage in a direct sound bath experience, basking in the sonic atmosphere produced by these electroacoustic sculptures.

 

 

Selected Exhibitions and Showings

Burning Man

Trestle Projects Art Space

WeWork Chelsea

Hudson Gallery

Boston Cyber Arts Gallery

CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space

The Alchemist's Kitchen

Wythe Hotel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

apexart center

Knockdown Art Center

CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space

New Museum of Contemporary Art

Catskill Zendo Monastery

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Intel Village

Harvestworks Arts Center

Times Square

New York Electronics Arts Festival

Bushwick Open Studios

Louisiana State University

Starrett-Lehigh Building

Pioneer Works Art Center

Burning Man

The Soothing Center 2.0

Feedwalk 'For Earth'

Fields of the Mind

Vibrations

Natura Mathematica

mimakaha

WXW On Air

Hacking Arts

Youniverse Exhibition

Machines in Music

Talk Talk

NEW INC “Public Beta”

Magnetic Sound Baths

Design for the Senses

MakerFaire

Soundspace

Times Square Arts

Governor’s Island

Seeking Space

NIME Conference

Private Commission

Software for Artists

Black Rock Desert, NV 2017

New York 2017

New York 2017

Gloucester MA 2017

Boston 2017

New York 2017

New York 2017

New York 2017

Boston 2016

New York 2016

New York 2016

New York 2016

New York 2016

New York 2016

Boston 2016

Bay Area, CA 2016

New York 2016

New York 2015

New York 2015

New York 2015

Baton Rouge 2015

New York 2015

New York 2014


Selected Commisisons + Acquired Works

Acquisition

Commission

Commission

 

COSMO Art + Science Foundation

INTEL Corporation

littleBits Electronics, Inc.       

Hamburg, Germany 2017

Silicon Valley, CA 2016

New York 2015