sound art installation / wood, acrylic, actuators / Max MSP
6 solenoid actuators, 6 hanging speakers, 6 buckets, hundreds of falling metal balls.
Surrounded is an interactive sound art piece. The listener is at the center and conducts the piece with 6 buttons that control the dropping of individual balls into 6 buckets, the sound of which is then amplified and played back to the listener in real time.
Initially confronted by a chaotic cacophony of freefalling balls, over time the listener becomes more of a creator as they learn to harness the machine. The piece confronts the parts of life that seem unnerving or beyond our control.