Music support for digital world.
Waaz is a shelf connected to a computer that doubles as a device for audio diffusion and archiving digital music files (MP3). Waaz also offers alternative protocols to those for the archiving and playing of audio files. The interface for selecting and playing music is original because there is none. The mere presence of an audio CD or of specific labels launches or stops the music in the play slot: the cover is the wand. The materialization of the performing artist’s world and image are relayed by a physical support. A device and a piece of furniture, a stereo set and a shelf, Waaz is an interface-object that fills the gap between immaterial music and tracks stored on physical supports.
Wazz AL is a piece of furniture in wood. It is also an audio-stereo set connected to a computer. It has a 2*30w amplifier, two medium bass loud speakers, a communication system at radio frequency (Wifi) and a detection interface that uses RfiD chips. The system works in interface with a computer that stores MP3 files. The piloting software is composed of independent units (Widgets) that enable the user to produce his or her own disc covers or compilations and to connect them to the system.
Carte blanche du Via grant 2008.