Category Archives: sound and vision

Penda’s “Soundwave” In China With 500 steel fins

The “Soundwave” completed in 2015, is a landscape sculpture by Beijing & Vienna-based practice Penda, serving as a visual representation of a solidified moment of motion. Movement of the visitors produces musical tones that resonate throughout the park.
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“We Come In Peace” Njörd light installation transcends Lyon courtyard

The installation synchronizes sound, light, and feathers to create fascinating aerial ballet. Njörd is a reference to the Scandinavian god of wind, and also refers to the refined contemporary Nordic design. The installation draws up a mysterious landscape between mythological scenery and modern space design.
Finally, it is a technical challenge that synchronizes sound, light, wind tunnel and moving elements.

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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in art, sound and vision



Once again, I find myself coming back to WordPress and considering how to use it better. I’ve allowed it to lie fallow on more than one occasion but it’s formatting options remain attractive over other SNS. Initially, the idea of the blog was making posts about visual artists working in music and musicians working in the visual arts. It was my hope to report on the projects and people where these disciplines crossover and the results of such projects. Now, I have become a part of that crossover. I find myself more active in music with the visual arts still having an important and supporting role. I remain enthusiastic about both.


Partial view of my home studio w/elements of Logic 9

I now have three record labels following my SoundCloud account which has been an encouraging but surprising development. Maybe in the back of my head I was hoping that this would happen but I wasn’t doing anything to actively seek it out. Read the rest of this entry »


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Sound & Space

The San Francisco Symphony has been doing a variety of programs in order engage the audience with a multi-dimensonal experience called SoundBox. Their goal is to introduce young people to classical music and heighten the experience with a visual presentation.

“Also using real-time reverberation and spatialization algorithms, this sound engineering solution tricks our brains into perceiving vastly different acoustic spaces. Add comfortable, if scarce, seating, evocative video projections, blue-and-green mood lighting, and of course alcoholic libations, and you might have created [a] kind of alternative venue…”

SoundBox at S.F. Symphony | Concert Review | SFCV.


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“Sensing Streams” Ryuichi Sakamoto & Daito Manabe

Electromagnetic Waves

Electromagnetic Waves – Representation

An installation titled “Sensing streams – Invisible, Inaudible”. the work of the collaboration between media artist Daito Manabe and famed musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, collected the Excellence Award for the art division. The piece, a visual representation of different spectrums of electromagnetic waves using a massive self-luminous, high-definition screen, and large speakers, was originally created for the Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 and more recently on display in 2015 at the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo. More information can be obtained by visiting the Japan Media Arts Home.


Visual Representation of Electromagnetic Waves for Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibit


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The Invisible Lighthouse

While I wasn’t looking a lighthouse disappeared and Thomas Dolby did a movie and concert event about it. J.J. Abrams called it “touching…evocative…beautiful”. Here, more of the way music and arts works together. I can’t say I’m a dispassionate bystander. I got to meet Mr. Dolby on his “Sole Inhabitant” tour in 2006 and chatted with him for a while. Very genuine guy but he’s relocated to England after keeping his studio in a boat (The Nutmeg) on his property in Malibu. Very conscious of the rising sea levels, this newer project addresses this as well. The tour came to America in the Spring of 2014. More out there if you thrash around for it.


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Women In Sonic Art

female:pressure” (a.k.a.) V I S I B I L I T Y  via Tumblr is an international network of over 1300 female artists from 64 countries in the wider fields of electronic music. This blog was inspired by Bjork’s Pitchfork article in January 2015 where she notes the lack of photographic documentation of women at work in the studio. Here we offer a visual catalogue of female producers, DJ’s, media artists and electronic music performers at work. These are not our press photos. This is a collective effort to demonstrate women and their use of technology in music and media production. Contributions welcome!



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