Entropia di una Sistemazione Semplice

Field Art Installation
Project Interactive Design, Sound Production, Stage Design
Venue Museo Tattile State Omero (Ancona, IT)
Artist Guido Ballatori, Silvia Luciani
Sound Artist Davide Luciani
Dimension 5 x 5 x 3 [ L x W x H ]
Duration Variabile
Material 5.1ch Sound System, Arduino, Beeswax, Camera, Fabric, Gold Leaves, Computer (Ableton + MaxMSP), Lights, Plasterboard, Seesalt, Sensors
Place Mole Vanvitelliana (Ancona, IT)
Year 2012

“Entropia di una Sistemazione Semplice” (Entropy of a simple accomodation) is an interactive installation conceived and realized by Guido Ballatori, Silvia Luciani and Davide Luciani. The sound environment is based on the Pythagorean tuning by using samples of piano modulated by granular synthesis and loopers. The interactive environment has been conceived as a multisensorial system: 8 piezo sensors, arranged on the ground, and controlled through a MIDI interface, 1 distance sensor on the main wall and a camera, centered on the top of the main wall, as an eye-mapper. Arduino, MaxMSP and Ableton live were programmed in order to map exactly the position of a person in the room. This interactive environment was build up to give a precise sound response in terms of position, sound modulation and intensity. The concept is to create two different kind of audio events and feelings, a chaotic/disarmonic one, made up of multilayer sound resulting by the overlapping sounds created by the modulation of several granular synthesis-loopers (activated by piezo sensors) on the armonic loop of the piano’s fifth. The other one, an armonic and melodic sound obtained, finally, lowering all the noise with the proximity to the waxed sun.

Thanks to Stefano Sasso for his tips and tricks in programming MaxMSP. Entropia di una sistemazione semplice has been produced by Museo Tattile Statale Omero of Ancona (Italy) and hosted in the beautiful venue of Mole Vanvitelliana from July until October 2012.