Academic Computer Music (2007)

I made Academic Computer Music after I moved from Birmingham, UK to New York. At Birmingham we had BEAST, an insane sound system with 70+ Genelecs and other even more delicious speakers. In New York it is difficult to find a space with two good speakers. So, I made this installation with 96 piezo buzzers and an Arduino controlled circuit. In its final version the user sits at an elementary school desk with six knobs that control the sound. This way she gets to control her own highly spatialized concert for one. The schematic, some pictures, and a recording are below.