Swamp Orchestra

2015

Swamp orchestra is an interactive sound installation that creates a specific sound ecosystem and explores the realm of natural and artificial sound.

The installation is made of 16 light sensitive sound modules, where every one of them produces random noise. Each module responds to a flashlight and the sound varies from the quantity of the light.

These small modules make sound like many biological organisms, such as frogs, birds or insects. And like most of them, they need light to exist and to sing to their highest potential. They have certain patterns and repetitive processes which can be altered by external influence of the light.

Each of the lamps that shine above every module represents a personal conductor of an oscillator and it is controlled by the Arduino. This enables endless variations of composing the peace but also allows the participant to slow down and notice the subtleties of the composition.The set up itself reflects the layout of a concert hall stage on a much smaller scale. The pyramid shape has been carefully chosen for its symbolism as well as modularity where 3 or 5 pyramids form the cube.

 

Exhibitions:

2018 EVILichtungen, Dommuseum Hildesheim, DE

2017 Modular Relations 
ZKU Berlin, DE

2017 AudioArt Festival
SKUC Pula, HN

2017 European Media Art Festival (EMAF)
Turm: Bürgergehorsam
Osnabrück, DE

2016 SONICA Festival
MoTA LAB Ljubljana, SI

Press:

2017 Heise online
Swamp Orchestra

2017 Sonic Field Bojana Petkovic – Swamp Orchestra
Miguel Isaza

2016 Creators VICE Close Your Eyes to Experience the Sound of a Digital Swamp 
DJ Pangburn

2016 Arduino blog
This installation creates a digital orchestra of swamp sounds
Arduino team

2016 Keyboards
Electronic. Music. Instruments
Swamp Orchestra oder der digtiale Sumpf-Sound
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