Una habitación pequeña
Escuela del fosfeno
Les chutes du temps
This project of artistic research focuses on measuring and transforming the energy of the environment to be used in the artistic practice. The result is a sound installation that translates weather data into sound in real time. Data comes from a weather station that was adapted and installed for this project outside the building of the School of Architecture of the UACh, on Teja Island, in a climatic zone of temperate rainforest that is unique in South America.
The weather station provides measurements of atmospheric weather variables: temperature, humidity, pressure, solar radiation, precipitation, wind direction and speed. These measurements, expressed in numerical information, are entered into the Pure Data software and are used as parameters for sound synthesis, the creation of rhythmic sequences and melodies. Data is used in an interconnected manner, resulting in variations of sound depending on the constant flow of the parameters. This ends up articulating a sound composition autonomously within the assigned limits.
The installation is amplified by surface transducers attached to the windows of the hall, sounding both inside and outside the building, giving back to the environment its energy in the form of music.
(Project funded by Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Convocatoria 2017)