Sound Artists Shine Through

Sound Artists Shine Through

Western Australia Minister for Culture & Arts John Day

Sound Chamber Set To Make Big Noise Around The World

Victor P Taffa

People from across the world are invited to become sound artists through Sound Chamber, a unique Western Australian interactive sound art and technology project.

Culture and the Arts and Science and Innovation Minister John Day will launch the initiative this evening at Scitech and said it incorporated cutting edge audio-visual digital technology that anyone can use to experiment and create sound art.

“Sound Chamber was commissioned by ABC-TV, ScreenWest and the Department of Culture and the Arts through iArts, a special initiative to bring together artists and digital producers to create an immersive, interactive cross platform work.” Mr. Day said.

“People can be part of this project by contributing to the sounds used by recording and uploading sounds to the Sound Chamber website the recordings can be anything: vocals, musical instruments, field recordings and can be made anywhere in the world.”

“Participants can download the free Sound Chamber application and, using a web cam, use their body movement to directly manipulate the sounds.” Mr. Day said.

“For an immersive interactive experience, people can visit the inflatable Sound Chamber dome at Scitech, climb inside the dome and use their body movement to manipulate the sounds and visuals to create a unique piece of video sound art.”

“This is then shared with the world and the person who provided the original sound recording via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.” Mr. Day said.

The Sound Chamber dome will be located at Scitech, West Perth until June 30.

The Sound Chamber is co-produced by Yvette Coyne and Transmedia Producer Amanda Morrison; Sound Artist Kynan Tan has implemented the computer program to create sound art; and Digital Producer Interactivity Dr. Malcolm Riddoch has developed the website and interactivity elements of the project.