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Re: examples of natural sound displays



Hi -

Interesting project. The question of what's "natural" is not necessarily something we'll agree on, so sorry if these are the wrong direction:

Bubbling water inside pitched pipes?
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om06825.html

Wave-driven organ?
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om24550.html

Waterphone? (Played by bowing or plucking, but sound character is influenced by motion of water)
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om33000.html


Wind-driven harps?
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om33100.html
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om01000.html

Or maybe the daxophone, which uses bowed wood to make some very "natural"-sounding noises!
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om08800.html


Hard to pin down if/how these might be relevant, without knowing what sort of information you're wanting to display. But maybe it gives you some ideas.

Dan


Milena Droumeva wrote:
Hi group(s),

I am part of a team working on a sustainable solar house project, and we might be looking at using some natural sound-making materials as "auditory displays". I was wondering if anyone can forward examples and ideas as to what those could be, what has been done and how could it be designed. One of the idea I am thinking is these "displays" being driven by the elements - such as water, wind, etc.

Thanks so much!

Milena Droumeva
Simon Fraser University
Canada


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Dan Stowell
Centre for Digital Music
Dept of Electronic Engineering
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/department/staff/research/dans.htm
http://www.mcld.co.uk/