Color a Sound

Color a Sound

West Hall Gallery, Room 111

April 5, 2010 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Color a Sound is an installation that presents a playful look at creating image and sound simultaneously. Oftentimes in a performance it is image following sound, but in this work the user is invited to draw on an overhead projector with three different colors, which software interprets as different notes. The notes can be rolled past the screen to trigger a cascade of chimes. Built for play; but if one takes the time to learn the system, it is also capable of sounding full drawn compositions. Additionally, visitors can roll back the time and see and hear other people's compositions. One part Norman McLaren, one part inverse color organ, Color a sound is a comment on the early ideas of being able to directly map sounds to colors.

Video sample: http://vimeo.com/953967

There's no formal opening, however the show will be up through April 30, 2010.

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