Tag Archives: sound

Bell Hook

The Exploratorium has a large bell that is rung each day at the opening and closing of the museum. The bell has two large metal arms that pivot above it. The swinging action brings the arms down to strike the bell. … Continue reading

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The Sub-Sonarium Is Well Underway

It was a busy week for the Sub-Sonarium crew. Daniel Yasmin and I received our first order of raw materials for the construction of the structure. We spent a couple of days, along with fellow Five Ton Craners, Colin Babcock … Continue reading

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Sub-Sonarium – Sound Test 1

  The Sub-Sonarium is off to a great start. My collaborator, Daniel Yasmin, and I spent the last week building, adjusting and finessing a scaled down version of the project with a massive cardboard tube and a bass drum. If … Continue reading

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Heading To London For The Beam Festival

I am very excited to announce that my recent string piece, Tones, was accepted into the 2012 Beam Festival hosted by Brunel University, Uxbridge. The festival is dedicated to the physical nature and live performance of electronic music. From their web site – … Continue reading

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The Sub-Sonaruim

  As you may already know, Daniel Yasmin and I had our proposal approved for funding by the Burning Man art dept this year. We submitted a design for an interactive, immersive sound sculpture that uses vibrating springs and visitor participation to create … Continue reading

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Particle Sonification

Two huge interests of mine smash together in this video: Sound and space. The velocity and inertia of high-speed charged particles ejected from the Sun during a coronal mass ejection (CME) can be measured as they slam into spacecraft; the … Continue reading

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Safetyphones

I made these because I got sick of the damage I was incurring to my hearing from using my headphones as protection in the shop. Check out the process -Stay Tuned Sharing Is Caring

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Population Flow Video

I just got around to editing the footage that was shot for my thesis installation back in May. I am submitting this piece again for a show with the theme “Time”. Here is Population Flow, an interactive, sculptural, sound installation. … Continue reading

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MFA Thesis Talk 2011 – Part 1

Each year all of the finishing grad students at SFSU give a brief public talk about the work they made. Here is mine: MFA Thesis Talk 2011 from Benjamin Carpenter on Vimeo. Sharing Is Caring

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Latest Work – Population Flow

I installed this piece for my MFA Thesis show. It expresses the growth of our population in three layers of sound. Video still to come. -Stay Tuned Sharing Is Caring

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