Re: examples of natural sound displays (Dan Stowell )

Subject: Re: examples of natural sound displays
From:    Dan Stowell  <dan.stowell@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:34:59 +0100

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? Wave-driven organ? Waterphone? (Played by bowing or plucking, but sound character is influenced by motion of water) Wind-driven harps? Or maybe the daxophone, which uses bowed wood to make some very "natural"-sounding noises! 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 -- Dan Stowell Centre for Digital Music Dept of Electronic Engineering Queen Mary, University of London Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

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