Light sensitive 64 pixel device responding to ambient infrared light from the sun. The variable levels of sunlight shining through the trees caused infrared photosensors to randomly trigger on and off for several hours. The resulting data stream was sent to a frequency modulated synthesis patch in Max/MSP with a corresponding spectral LED display: in effect, translating ambient light into ambient sound.
patch is '"straw" by stretta for monome
filmed on a train in southern washington
*note: the lower frequencies in this video may be inaudible on laptop speakers