Tram-specific sound installation
Kinetic elements, contact mics, sound processing
Trams make noise, a kling-klang, a tremor when they approach. You can hear a sweeping tone when they start moving, as an animal waking up. Trams belong to the imagery of the industrial revolution, one of the instruments of a futurist orchestra.
Sound installation in a tram presented at PIXELACHE 2015, 25-27 September, HELSINKI
INNER VOICES is a sound installation and structure for performance created by inserting little kinetic elements inside the tram. Although minimal as agents, the motors move according to their own agenda but also respond to the sound created by the vibration of the tram. The result is a diffused and articulated choreography of small mechanical movements creating a rich soundscape.
Vibrations of the tram’s body are picked by contact microphones and transformed into a soundscape for machines.
Presented at PIXELACHE festival, Helsinki.
Inner voices: recordings of the tram sound vibrations and transformation. Journey from Vallila to Rautantientori, Helsinki.