Listening In at 1 R.P.M. by David W. Halsell

Listening in at 1 R.P.M.

Listening In At 1 R.P.M. by David W. Halsell

Listening In At 1 R.P.M. by David W. Halsell

Listening In At 1 R.P.M. by David W. Halsell

 

 

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Kinetic sound sculpture, tower 5′, arms 6′ span, case 22″ x 20″, 2007. Piezoelectric sensors, custom electronics, steel, motor, case.

Piezoelectric sensors on the rotating arms “read” the textured gallery wall and translate its imperfections into sound. The result is a repetitive composition of one-minute duration. This work translates the latent, randomized “information” existing in the wall surface as if it were Braille– highlighting the distinctions between noise and information by translating the tactile into the auditory. The work was repositioned regularly over the course of the exhibition, each time producing another pattern of sound. Recorded April 13 – May 4, 2007 at Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.