2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Sound Art: A creative collaboration combining mixed visual media and custom built electronic hardware and software
Zebadiah G. Yoko*, Steven Goldberg, Dominic J. Fitzgerald, Charlyn E. Ortmann, Mathew J. Kuehnle, Jessica C. Swopshire, Erica L. Klagues, Charles E. Cantrell, Shaili K. Patel, Kodey M. Springate, and Randy A. Soto
Dr. Charles Gran and Prof. Lily M. Lee, Faculty Mentors

The Electronic Music Working Group is a multiple year endeavor investigating unique musical opportunities. This year, we are collaborating with student artists under the direction of Professor Lee to create four objects that combine music and visual art and function as interactive, live musical instruments. These objects generate sounds via analog sensors connected to a Raspberry Pi computing device. The instruments consist of woven structures and metal forms and will be integrated with various sensors. One object primarily features an accelerometer for its input. Another uses light sensors on a metal form. The third consists of pressure sensitive conductive material on a woven form. The last receives audio input from a microphone. The sensory input is digitally processed using python. Using the sensory input, we have coded for thematically unified sounds to be produced from manipulation of the sensors and objects in real time.

Keywords: Electronic Music, Interactivity, Python, Raspberry Pi, Signal Processing, Studio Art, Sculpture, Fabrics

Computer Science

Presentation Type: Performance Art

Session: 3-4
Location: OP Performance Hall
Time: 3:15

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