Release date: 16.10.10
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Pendulum, Interactive Sound Installation. The movement of a pendulum is tracked by a spiral of sixty-four sensors. As
the pendulum passes over a sensor a sound event is triggered. As the pendulum traces its trajectory, we experience repeating patterns of
sounds. In reality, however, these patterns are constantly changing as the effects of gravity, air resistance and friction dampen the
movement of the pendulum. Sounds are lost from the pattern as the pendulumâs trajectory decays but sounds can also be added to a pattern
if circular or elliptical movement contracts to include sensors closer to the centre of the spiral.
This installation alternatively utilises sounds derived from recordings of a classical guitar or of a prepared piano. Thanks to Greg
Caffrey and Simon Mawhinney respectively for assistance in the original source recordings for Pendulum.
Iain McCurdy: Interactive Sound Installation
Recorded at NK Berlin by Iain McCurdy. September 29, 2010.
Pictures by Julian Bonequi. Design by Aniana Heras
Special Thanks to NK Projekt
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