Spaces speak, but to be able to hear or understand them fully we normally have to analyze the space with audio equipment and computers to really tangibly understand what is being communicated.
In 'Three Boxes', a sonic study into form and scale, the objects are able to 'talk' to us, they sonically describe themselves, with each box singing out its physicality using the mathematics of sound as the communication medium.
'Three Boxes' Follows a similar methodology to Alvin Lucier's 'I am sitting in a room' and Jacob Kirkegaard's '4 rooms' but on a much smaller physical scale and with a different end goal, which is, to give the observer the chance to be aware of the relationship between form and sound.
Feeding white noise into the 'Three Boxes' and making a 30 second recording within each box, then repeatedly playing this back and re-recording the sound served to amplify the 'Three Boxes' individual modes and acoustic signature which was then analyzed to give exact frequencies with which to compose pieces for each of the individual boxes.
The pieces that are being played in each box are unique to the individual boxes, by using the individual boxes modes, white noise, and the recordings made within each box, a symphony of descriptive sound emanates from each of the 'Three Boxes'.
Of course a 1299hz sine wave means little when heard by itself, but when heard in the context of physical form and when there are three points of physical and sonic reference in the 'Three Boxes' some relationship between pitch and physical scale should be decipherable be the observer.
Description of work/Functionality/Interaction
Three Boxes is made up of three mdf cubes of differing sizes each having it's own speaker, amplifier, power source, and mp3 player. Each box has an individual soundtrack. The 'Three Boxes' soundtracks are synced to each other manually. The composition gives each cube context in terms of a relationship between physical scale and sound.
'Three Boxes' can be presented in many ways and many positions, the boxes can start inside one another or spread out in a space. They can be moved during a performance, the lid can be fully removed or used to create a natural filtering of the sounds, and they can even be used as performance instruments.