Sound Cells is based on the connection between electromagnetism and sound, and is thematically reflective of early analog sound experiments. The work contains three main types of tone generators.
Group A: Consists of 15 small electronic circuits with independent control of volume, frequency and square wave tone depth, resulting in 45 controllable parameters. The sound that comes from these interactive cells are patched into a multichannel mixer for equalization and level control.
Group B: Contains 30 vibrating electromagnetic circuits, moving on top of a 6m x 4m sheet of wood. Different speeds and weights unit allow for the vibrations to produce different tones. Various boxes made of materials such as glass, paper, plastic, or wood, were mounted underneath the sheet of wood, which gives a different resonance and identity to the sound depending where the vibrating electromagnets are placed. The viewer is able to rearrange the electromagnetic enclosures as to hear these variations.
*In case of the non interaction by the viewer, the installation has a large sub-woofer underneath Group B, which works with timer that can rearrange the dynamic vibrations automatically as well as affect Group A frequency values.
Group C: Contains 100 voice range speakers mounted on a wooden wall. The speakers connect to an amplifier that takes a signal from an interactive tone generator, similar to the one in the first group, but with a different sound value. Within the installation, this particular unit plays the role of the chorus in the analog frequencies orchestra.
In addition to the physical design of the piece, the structure of the room that contains the work makes every spot inside the installation have different sonic qualities, the audience is encouraged to move around the space and listen to these constant fluctuations of sound. Lastly, the lighting was also design by the artist using Xenon LEDs to highlight the visual field of the work.
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