wind chime electro-acoustic transformation
The installation AIROSCILATIONS sonifies wind movement enabling the viewer to experience it spatially. The installation for public space consists of two parts. A wind chime is hung on a tree branch at a minimum height of four and a maximum of six meters. It is a classical chime with metal tubes hanging vertically from a horizontal wooden disk. A second wooden disk, hung vertically from the centre of the first disk, strikes the tubes generating sound clusters with a dynamically influenced, chaotic and random character. The sounds of the six tubes are picked up by vibration accelerometers. The electrical signals are transmitted by means of hidden cable lines to the second part of the installation. This consists of trees or a space (out of hearing distance of the wind chimes) where six loudspeakers are placed in a circle with a diameter of at least five meters at about the same height as the wind chimes. The listener can move “inside” the wind chimes and experience a direct interaction and modulation of the sound generated by wind movement.