“Musica Universalis or Music of the Spheres is an ancient philosophical concept that regards proportions in the movements of celestial bodies – the sun, moon, and planets – as a form of musica– the medieval Latin name for music. This music is not audible, but simply a mathematical concept.
The Music of the Spheres incorporates the metaphysical principle that mathematical relationships express qualities or “tones” of energy which manifest in numbers, visual angles, shapes and sounds – all connected within a pattern of proportion. ”
Having a strong impact from the Pythagorean theories the project is based on a research between three points – mathematics, sound and proprioception. Using the geometry of an object such like a hola hoop and the followed movements coming from the shape which are generating sound. Depending of the differences in the velocity of the three axes X | Y | Z , participant experience the change of the speed, frequency or pitch of the music, based on a mathematical calculations. The installation uses the functions of the accelometer sensor for drawing the soundscapes of the dynamic changes of the position. The research proposed a new way to experience the environment using this “sound compass.” Starting point and the focus of the project was to develop new kind of an musical instrument for a performative purposes. Performed at StadWertStaad, Linz | 31.01.2017 | Musikkapelle concert. Organized by Enrique Thomas
software: Pure Data, Processing.
May 8, 2018