15 avril 2018 Dataline, hdmusic, installation, work5

15 avril 2018 Dataline, hdmusic, installation, work5

15 avril 2018 Dataline, hdmusic, installation, work1

15 avril 2018 Dataline, hdmusic, installation, work1

HARD DRIVES MUSIC

Sound installations for hard drives & arduino

"Hard Drives Music" is a serie of sound art installations (Dataline, Clapping Drives, Coil Song) composed of the assembly of several hard disk modules controlled via Arduino. Each hard disk is an acoustic sound source, making a synthesizer that algorithmically produces generative melodic patterns inspired by the minimalist american composers.

We are made of thoughts, dreams and ideas, but it is our bodies that reveal us to the world. In the field of digital, virtual and abstract arts, these obsolete things are like vestiges of a changing entity. They tell us about our identity and our evolution. Obsolete recycled automata, the"mechanical" hard disks are dismantled here, deprived of their memory tray to leave only the mechanical part visible. A new life is breathed into them with the help of arduino micro systems in order to generate generative or repetitive musical patterns, a form of industrial poetry reflecting our relationship to technology.

"Hard Drives Music" est une série d'installations d'art sonore (Dataline, Clapping Drives, Coil Song) composée de l'assemblage de plusieurs modules de disques durs contrôlés par Arduino. Chaque disque dur est une source sonore acoustique, faisant un synthétiseur qui produit algorithmiquement des motifs mélodiques génératifs inspirés par les compositeurs minimalistes américains.

 

Nous sommes faits de pensées, de rêves et d'idées, mais ce sont nos corps qui nous révèlent au monde. Dans le domaine des arts numériques, virtuels et abstraits, ces choses obsolètes sont comme les vestiges d'une entité changeante. Ils nous parlent de notre identité et de notre évolution. Automates recyclés obsolètes, les disques durs"mécaniques" sont ici démantelés, privés de leur plateau mémoire pour ne laisser visible que la partie mécanique. Une nouvelle vie leur est insufflée à l'aide de microsystèmes arduino afin de générer des motifs musicaux génératifs ou répétitifs, une forme de poésie industrielle reflétant notre rapport à la technologie.

DATALINE

2018 - Sound installation

hard drives (HDD), arduino

DATALINE is a sound installation composed of the assembly of several hard disk modules controlled via Arduino. Each hard disk is an acoustic sound source, making a synthesizer that algorithmically produces generative melodic patterns. Although repetitive and inspired by the minimalist american composers current, these patterns generate infinite variations so when the listener moves close to the piece the"natural spatialization" creates the illusion of the emergence of new patterns.

 

The installation"Dataline" is part of the series"Hard Drives Music", co-produced by Le Cube.

CLAPPING DRIVES

2016 - Sound installation

hard drives (HDD), arduino

"Clapping Drives" is an acoustic installation as an hommage to Steve Reich's "Clapping Music". Steve Reich wanted to use the human body as sole sound source for his piece. Here, like a cybernetic counterpoint, the hard drives are the only acoustic sound sources. Obsolete and recycled hard drives are dismounted to expose a structure which may recall a clock system, made with great precision and complexity.

The upper row of hard drives plays a 12/8 bell pattern for the entirety of the piece. The second row plays the same pattern, but after every 4 bars shifts by one eighth note to the right. The two rows continue this until the second row has shifted 12 eighth notes and is hence playing the pattern in unison with the first row again (as at the beginning), 48 bars later.

 

"Clapping Drives" is a part of Hard Drives Music installations suite.