Drone Room | Tim Yates
Date: 07-12 March 2011 | noon-6pm
After Show Celebration: 12 March | 7-9pm | RSVP
Drone Room is the resonating chamber of an interactive musical instrument in which both the perfomer and audience are in the belly of the instrument they’re hearing. To become the performer, an audience member simply steps up and takes control of the interface.
Exploring ideas of change and control, Drone Room subverts traditional synthesiser design by allowing the player real-time access to elements that are normally fixed and hidden in the depths of traditional synthesisers. Giving access to the underlying wave shapes from which the sound is constructed, attention is drawn to the subtleties of timbre in time and space that often get lost amongst the higher levels of musical form and structure. Small changes to the shape of a sound wave can result in dramatic changes to the character and experience of that sound both as a direct consequence of the change and as a result of the complex interactions that happen when different sounds interact in space.
The listener/performer is encouraged to explore these changes in the character and experience of sound spatially, temporally and through direct interaction with the abstractions we use to describe the fundamental attributes of sound in the digital world.
Also last week of Lost Sounds by Miki Yui and Rolf Julius at SoundFjord (2-5 March).
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