Sound Kitchen by Vivian Woo, Hiroko Shiraiwa, and Rodrigo Segnini

Experiment on sonification of a chemical & thermal process (inspired by the presence of our own Chemical Engineer Vivian as a team member). Likewise * Cooking * where adding separate ingredients following a recipe results in a plate that is more than the sum of its parts, in our framework every chemical reaction contributes to a musical composition rendered on a score designed for live performance. Departing from two original member ideas (candle & battery system by Hiroko; musical iron by Vivian) we came to think of an experimental chemical laboratory whose output are electronic signals mapped into sound. Every element in the whole process account for the display. Neither the software nor the electrical circuit themselves produce any interesting visual effect. Our design evaluated each process not only for its signal output but for its visual output in order to maximize expresion.



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We are exploring alternatives to the most typical signal sources discussed in the scope of 250a (electro-mechanical) by venturing into other domains (bio-chemical). Staged performance with various space and illumination constraints. Settling for this aspect early in the design process helped define the type of chemical processes that could be used. Path like design based on a musically inspired score based on a 2-dimensional rendition of the various signal behaviors v. time. Pd: sound engine. AVR+devices: signal capture, conditioning and process control. Human intervention: direct or computer mediated (through mechanical devices that substract or add components to a solution