Tactile Echo lets the participants reflect on the fact that music exists out of vibration that move through space. With this installation the participant learns a different way of listening to music.
Tactile Echo is a interactive installation that is made out of four reflecting half spheres, from small to large, that seem to float in space. The whole form of the installation is a three dimensional echo. It lets the participant experience sound as tactile vibrations that move through space. The first half sphere is the source of the echo, its instrument. When the hand of the participant touches the first half sphere an echo is created in the other half spheres, with each there own unique sound and experience. The participants is brought to hear a musical score where every part of its echo can be experienced separately.
The interactive installation is commissioned by the USQ (Utrecht String Quartet) and the HKU Faculteit KMT, for MAD Festival (Music and Art days). And is a collaboration between Vincent Ruijters, Wijnand Veneberg en Roald Joosen.