Scrap Focus

6-channel sound installation inspired by the situation between Hamilton’s Parkview residents and the intruding sounds of the nearby recycling plants. Wind energy influences the movement of a piece of material that hovers over a photosensor. When the sensor detects a low light level it sends a signal to the software to play the bell sounds. Occasionally this pattern is swept away by the warped sounds of scrap yards taking over the soundscape. A generative pattern on a synth pad plays continually in the background.

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Photos from McMaster University’s “Sensorium of Things” student exhibition, Dec 9-11, 2019