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100 Days of Making

Of Beings in Soundscapes

Spring 2020
Instructor: Sanda Iliescu

This work is an exercise in the daily practice of making. Initially, the focus was on crafting physical sculptures capable of producing sound that could be played like musical instruments. Sculptures were made using a variety of new, recycled, and found materials such as cast concrete, wood, steel wires, plexiglass, twigs, beads, and paper. Each piece or “creature” were titled with names such as Doris, Phillis, and Orpheus to emphasize their unique life and character. 

As the project evolved, the emphasis shifted from the creation of interactive machines that generated sound to the development of interactive art pieces that responded to sounds; analogous digital models for each creature were made. The project culminated in a digital “play” that utilized sound recordings of the physical sculptures to choreograph the movement of their digital counterparts. 

Misoa

found branch, brass wire, beads, wood

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Doris

cast sugar, cast concrete, brass rod, plexiglass

Carter 

wood, thread, seed beads, chocolate-covered expresso bean

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Phillis

found brick, steel strip, wire, satin fabric, string, trace paper

Yzma

found rocks, wire, wood, glass head pins, seed beads

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Orpheus

cast concrete, brass strip, thread, wood bead, seed beads

Carter

wood, thread, seed beads, chocolate-covered expresso bean

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Carter

wood, thread, seed beads, chocolate-covered expresso bean

 “Unsoundscape Interaction”

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