Simon Elvins, a graduate from MA Communication Art & Design at the RCA, has created a number of interesting works dealing with print as an interactive interface for sound.
Notation : “This is part of an ongoing exploration into sound, print and notation, and looks at ways of linking sound to the printed page. Using a simple sounder, the project aims to directly relate tonal values of pattern and drawing, into a tonal scales of
sound and music”.
FM Radio Map : “This map plots the location of FM commercial and pirate radio stations within London.The poster works in its own right as a piece of information design, but when connected to the modified radio it becomes part of the interface. Each map is made site specific by connecting only the stations that can be received in that location. This is done by drawing power lines in pencil on the back of the map, which conducts electricity from the radio to the front of the poster.Placing a metal contact onto each point enables us to listen to the sound broadcast live from that location”.
Sound Book : “Writings on the use of sound within Art and Design. Includes interactive typography and audio CD which can be played through the book when connected to a CD player”.