Speaker Pen Vibrations

This project was a self-directed brief, under the title: ‘Exploring Sound Visually’. The idea was to explore the direct relationship between image and sound. The working process when creating a musical composition digitally is essentially the same as when creating a digital image.

I was interested in exploring this relationship further, by creating graphics or mark making with sound directly as a medium. In this instance this was achieved by attaching drawing instruments (pens and felt tips) to speaker cones via thin thread or cotton string and playing a pre-selected track through the speaker at high volume. The vibrations caused the pens to rhythmically dance across the page in a rapid, jolting spiral movement and drawing a direct visual representation of the musical track.

 
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