Caroline Lockes Sound Fountains

When sound artist Caroline Locke was asked to install her Sound Fountains instillation into the Chapel space at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, she asked me if I would help to install and develop the work.
The sound fountains consist of a speaker driver attached to a steel membrane, as sounds are passed through the driver patterns appear in the water filled steel drums. These sounds are triggered by audience members via a series of domestic IR sensors hooked into a max/msp patch.
The second piece of work developed was a smaller sound fountain that can be spoken through, something Caroline has wanted to try for a while. Normal human vocal sounds proved less effective in previous tests and so I built a patch to re synthesise voices into pure sine tones for maximum effect.

Photography by Jonty

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