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The iconic spiral staircase of the Szczecin Philharmonic reimagined as a voice-transforming instrument.

During MDF Festival we’ve changed the iconic spiral staircase of the Szczecin Philharmonic into 35m long / 15m high spatial voice-transforming instrument.

The audience has been invited to experiment with various spatialised sound effects applied to their vocalisations that were synchronised with the movement of the balls falling along 35m long track. The interaction starts with insertion of the ball into the microphone. Then recording starts and after the recorded sound stops the ball is released to slide down along the track.

Thanks to custom built gates with infrared sensors and radio modules the sound transformations applied to the recording were synchronised with the current speed and position of the ball. The light trail following the ball has also been created thanks to the sensors and microcontrollers measuring the speed of the ball passing the gates.

Since we were using five speakers – one per floor, we were also able to achieve spatialisation of the sound creating the illusion of the sound “falling” with the ball. As a finishing touch we’ve also used simple projection mapping synchronised with the motion of the ball to make the whole thing more visible for the people standing in the lobby of the Philharmonic.

In the end we’ve created a playful and engaging audience-driven audiovisual performance that exemplifies our vision for integrating new media art practice with architecture and breathing the life into static form thanks to digital technology.
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source:filharmoniaszczecinpl
One of the most characteristic elements of the interior architecture of the Philharmonic in Szczecin – the spiral stairs, will host an interactive audiovisual installation. The spiral of the stairs will be transformed into a well in which the voices of festival guests will take on a material and visual form. In this way, a unique architectural, musical and light show will be created. The creator of the installation – panGenerator group, deals with the design and art of new media, combining modern digital media with original spatial forms and interactions.
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source:estradaistudiopl
Jakiś czas temu pisaliśmy o Apparatum, instalacji autorstwa PanGenerator, inspirowanej Studiem Eksperymentalnym Polskiego Radia. Tym razem mamy do czynienia z dość nietypowym instrumentem służącym do transformacji głosu. Całość osadzona jest na krętych schodach (35 m) znajdujących się w Filharmonii Szczecińskiej.

Osoba stojąca na szczycie schodów, wkłada specjalną bilę do mikrofonu, rejestruje swój głos, po czym bila zostaje zwolniona i zsuwa się wzdłuż toru. Dodatkowo, w różnych miejscach trasy jaką przebywa bila, umieszczone zostały sensory pozwalające na synchronizację nagrania oraz efektów z aktualną prędkością oraz położeniem.