November 8, 2014

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Emma Brennan

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Sound of Light

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Imagine you can hear the colors around you. Sound of Light is a synesthetic sculpture that has made this phenomenon a reality. The invention interprets and dynamically transforms sunlight into audio frequencies. There is an explanation behind this madness. A high-quality camera mounted on the top of the structure films …

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Imagine you can hear the colors around you. Sound of Light is a synesthetic sculpture that has made this phenomenon a reality. The invention interprets and dynamically transforms sunlight into audio frequencies.

There is an explanation behind this madness. A high-quality camera mounted on the top of the structure films the sky and divides it into six colors (RGB and CMY). The six hanging, colored columns – which stand for the primary RGB (red/green/blue) and secondary CMY (cyan/magenta/yellow) color models – are designed to receive different frequencies and convert them from visible to audible sensory input. A series of woofers ( is fixed directly on the bottom of each column and convert the whole architecture into a giant vibrating loudspeaker.

Sound of Light is a joint project of Marco Barotti and Plastique Fantastique for Urban Lights Ruhr 2014 in Hamm. It is a composition of hue, saturation, and light. By mixing sound and architecture, the audience experiences a unique oneiric reality through the superimposition of colors, shapes, sounds, and vibrations. Visitors can also discover their own concert by changing their point of view – an individual spectrum.

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

Pictures courtesy of plastique fantastique.

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