The Sounds of Science
Descripción del proyecto / Descripction of the project
Los sonidos de la ciencia propone utilizar equipos accesibles y de bajo coste (sobre todo reciclados) para crear remezclas de sonidos e imágenes capturados de nuestro contexto microscópico doméstico-urbano. Se establecerán así algunos ritmos y frecuencias que servirán como partitura musical en un viaje visual que muestre las asombrosas realidades que existen más allá de la visión 100x.
Documentación (gráficos, fotos y vídeos) / Documentation (graphics, pictures and videos)
- 10 - 12 -02 -09
The last days - did some final samples searching - marc and anders from astrobiology made me some nice custom sample porters - have been designing the layouts , plotter and spec sheet - temporarily redirected biomusic.labbs.net to site, until we develop some real documentation.
- 09 - 02 - 09
Ninth day - Recolected some samples - Did some final retouches on the the patches - recorded the first "track" with a durtation of 10min - Put toghether a base, recycled from a container - Began working on final presentation for Thursday
- 07 - 02 - 09
Eigth day - configured the hoontech adc/dac 2000 sound card - did some netsend / netreceive and SendOSC / DumpOSC test - went on the hunt for some samples - fixed some diaphragm problems with the microscope
- 06 - 02 - 09
Seventh day - found some better lighting sources - blacked-out some un-necessary lighting - created a housing system for the arduino - recorded our first fullscreen test - some pictures of our tests
- 05 - 02 - 09
Sixth day - Put together the new mechanism - Carlos created a tray support, so we no longer need to use the amplifier - things seem to work more or less, need to find living examples. - we have to better the lighting system - complied this decoder for using sound files from my mobile - This is our very first video.. -the compression kills the image, it is a little bit better quality, - we still have to fix lighting and affine definition
- 04 - 02 - 09
Fifth day - Recollected some samples to try to find protozoa - Thought maybe to use different camera, removing lens and just working on the CDD - Received a Codanova VMXW midi board to do some mixing - Patched a midi-map for all the functions on the VMXW - Assembled the housing mechanisms with carlos in his container at Matadero
- 03 - 02 - 09
Fourth day - Tested the the arduino controlled lens block - Tried to find the appropriate distances - Worked with Christoph on some sound concepts working with syncgrain~ - Recorded some sound samples - Set up the intranet for the PureData sound system - Did some data streaming tests
- 02 - 02 - 09
Third day. - Took out a different lens block form new cd-drive, this one is much easer to manipulate - Thanks to Angela, arduino electric focusing unit is finished. Here is the patch - Thanks to Carlos, we now have on old photography amplifier to use for the structure.. also a small stand for the camera - A collaborator from Berlin contacted me by skype and we are talking about make a streaming based sonar performance between Madrid and Berlin
- 31 - 01 - 09
Second day. - We resolved the lighting rig for the microscope, option one is a led to battery, and option to a small travel light. - Created the first circuit to find the focusing motor of the lens. - have made some plans to do the focusing through arduino - did some crude testing of the lens, we came close to the results we want to find.. need to fix the lighting system from interferences.
- 30 - 01 - 09
First day! Something we accomplished. - formation of work group - we decided on which diy project to build - on the search of materials - recycled on old cd reader for the lens and drive motor - visited container in Matadero and some shops for possible components - found some optional optics - gave some think around the structure of the microscope and electrical circuit
- 29- 01 -09
Alpha test of the patch we plan to use
Tecnologías y herramientas / Technologies and tools
the final puredata patch (requieres to install pdp-openCV -- se below)
the final arduino setup connecting the motor to pins digital 4 - 8, and a controller between analog 0 and 5v and Gnd pins.
For this project we are working: Puredata with the OpenCV external for puredata
Other possible language that have been mentioned is Supercollider and Processing
Autor del proyecto / Project's Author
Colaboradores / Collaborators
Christoph Limbach is a sound artist living in Berlin. He works as set recordist and sound designer for artists like john bock and releases sound/multimedia projects erratically. In the past he did soundperformances in Madrid in(i.e. "dentro-sonido", casa encendida, 2004) and Berlin (super8brennt). This year he will release his first full-length sound-incidences album.
Xabier Vila-Coia. Soy politólogo, antropólogo y artista. He publicado diversos libros de variada temática: poesía experimental, bioética, fotografía, etc. Mis obras han sido adquiridas y expuestas en instituciones de relevancia internacional como el MACBA, ARCO, el Museo Reina Sofía, la Harvard University, la British Library, etc.