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Playground – Interactive sound installation

Playground – Interactive sound installation

Daily – The Foyer
10 am – 7 pm

This was a dedication to sound designer Steven Brown.

An interactive sound installation.

“Space is a doubt: I have constantly to mark it, to designate it. It’s never mine, never given to me, I have to conquer it.”

– Georges Perec

‘Playground’ let the public take a sonic adventure in the Foyer of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. The installation drew inspiration from the Foyer’s possible history and current function, but also from plain glass itself. The main course was to concentrate on the concept of glass as a conceptual border, separator of two spaces but also as a physical wall, a protecting element or a constraint.

Variations on these topics were portrayed in four different themes, each presented with a symbol on a plate. The player ccould choose from one of these four themes, place it on a holder marked by two arrows, and play freely the sounds by bending the controller form the corners. The sounds revealed themselves only while interacting.

Team: Markus Heino, Johannes Vartola and Viljami Lehtonen

University of Arts Helsinki – Theatre Academy – Department of Lighting and Sound Design

Thank you:

UK: Ian Evans, Sean Crowley, Grant Barden, Rick Thomas and the rest of the WSD 2013 team

Finland: Juhani Liimatainen, Jari Kauppinen, Antti Schroderus, Kari Tossavainen, Ilpo Heikkinen