1. Made from an old metal roofing vent, a cast-iron crank, gears, steel, guitar picks and strings, and a large hand-lithographed Wall St. sign. The sounds produced are dissonant and somewhat random, echoing the look of the Wall Street sign; corroded, abandoned, broken, oily and wrong. Inspired by the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, this piece highlights the underside of big commerce, showing the obsolete, broken aspects of a system that is in need of change.

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  2. A video of "Machines" performances at Basilica Hudson and at Perry's studio. Musicians include Ben Fundis, Brian Dewan, Chris Turco, Elvis Perkins, Gideon Crevoshay, John Rosenthal, Kris Perry, Melissa Auf der Maur, and Tommy Stinson.

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  3. "Tripod with Bells" engages its audience beyond its visual impact. The scale of the sculpture, with its massive three legs, creates a space that invites viewers to enter the piece.

    The ship's wheel at the center allows participants to create sounds resonant of industrial history: the wheel, decommissioned gas tanks, and scrap metal. The sounds of the bells, created by turning the wheel, are at once eerie and celebratory--a perfect reflection of our industrial past.

    Inanimate scrap metal comes alive in this abstract creation, a work that suggests a creature beyond the world we know.

    Video shot by John Parulis and Edited by Jason Marlow

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  4. Swinging Structure Sounds is a sound creating composition of motorised structures. These three structures consist out of different materials, patterns, concentrations and motions to visualise differences in the tone ranges. Using the structures particular shape and behaviour enabled the team to translate the change of light into sounds via light sensors.

    The tones being created depend on different factors, such as the distance between light and structures, light intensity (experimented with space and resources), speed at which the structures turn and the movement of light through the room, as well as the interactions between the structures themselves.

    The more light the objects reflect on to the sensors, the louder the tone is. The faster the structures turn, the quicker the change of tones is, caused through uneven shapes. Due to the change of the lights` angle the structures can compose sound variations.

    Before we decided on which shapes and materials we wanted to work with, we tested various prototypes and objects around us to find out about their characteristics in patterns, concentrations and sound variations.

    Set-up: 3 light sensors, 3 motors, 3 piezos, a couple of LEDs, 2 Arduinos.

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  5. Director : Seiichi Hishikawa

    Creative Director : Morihiro Harano (Mori Inc.)
    Copywriter : Noriko Yamada (Drill Inc.)
    Art Director : Jun Nishida (Drill Inc.)
    Sound Design : Kenjiro Matsuo (Invisible Designs Lab. Company, Ltd.)
    Wood Engineer : Mitsuo Tsuda
    D.O.P : Eitaro Yamamoto (Shadow-dan)
    Editor : Hitoshi Kimura (Book Inc.)
    Producer : Toshifumi Oiso (Engine PLUS) , Hideyuki Chihara (Engine PLUS)
    Agency Producer : Ayako Yoshinoya (Dentsu Inc. )
    2nd Camera/Off-line Editor : Ryosei Suzuki
    Special thanks to Kama City
    Agency : Drill Inc. / Dentsu Inc.
    Client : NTT docomo Inc.

    This video is open to public only for the DRAWING AND MANUAL's portfolio. Copying or downloading is strictly prohibited.

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