Unqualified Design Studio: Shane Sugrue (Ireland) / Stirling Blacket (Australia) / Karl Richardson (Australia) / Jason Beattie (Australia) / Josh Wilkinson (Australia) / Marisa Georgiou (Australia) / Amy Learmonth (Australia)
Twelve-Tone is an interactive visualisation of the tones of a musical scale.
It comprises a series of twelve poles, or stacks, representing the 12 musical tones that make up an octave.
Each pole is constructed from timber and lit from inside using LEDs. The interaction of light and structure creates patterns and visual effects similar to a hologram.
Using cutting-edge mesh-network technology and an interactive keyboard, users are able to ‘play’ the array of stacks, creating an aural and visual representation of the musical scale. Each stack produces textured light and sounds corresponding to the notes being played on the keyboard.
When participants are not interacting with the keyboard, a spatially-composed arrangement of light and music takes over the space.
Unqualified Design create interactive experiences to inspire and engage audiences in the public realm. By generating roles and provoking actions that blur the distinction between artist and spectator, manufacturer and consumer, the creators of Twelve-Tone emphasise the collaborative creative impulses that drive human activity.
Country represented by installation: Australia