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Lauki is an instrument whose visual qualities define the musical outcome. It consists of a grid of many hundred identical small boxes which trigger a looping sound when clicked on. The visual design is minimalistic and the hidden control can be made apparent with right clicking on the mouse.
The pitch of the sound depends on the box location on the screen. They can be dragged (individually or in groups) around the screen, resulting in small tonal differences. The user can create custom grids that can be easily saved and loaded up again later. Different sounds can be applied to the boxes from a floating control panel which is used to control which part of the sound is going to loop as well as the frequency (timing) of it. The number of sounds is limited to 8 and they cycle until the user deselects the box.
The sampling option records what is being played (or anything being played on the computer) making it possible to merge the chosen loops into one channel and also to record over the sound being played, which creates a special feedback effect. The sound becomes reusable over and over again resulting in a method of metastructuring.

The user can import his or her own sounds into Lauki use it to create soundtracks.
In the future the user will be able to change the sound properties of each box after having activated it.

Author: ixiproject |  http://www.ixiproject.f2s.com


micWorld is a 3D world in which a microphone can be set into rotation amongst "sound objects" in the space. Each object can be controlled and set into different locations. Strange rhythms and sequences may result.

Author: ixiproject |  http://www.ixiproject.f2s.com


Use of the program GigaStudio
(GigaSampler) for synthesis of
speech and singing controlled via
the MIDI interface.

Author: Alexander Shelomkov |  http://sandrxx.tripod.com

The Grid

The Grid is made up of several sub-objects that can be dragged, affecting the whole structure and therefore the sound related to each object. Two sliders allow the user to set different parameters that change the relation between the objects (stickiness and elasticity). Custom sounds can be imported.

Author: ixi [london]   

Sound Crystals

Sound Crystals is a space where objects with attached sounds can be created. It is a kind of a "pool" where randomly shaped crystals become alive and emit sounds. The sounds change with the location and movement of the crystals.
The crystals can be controlled by directly interacting with them or from a control panel which allows the user to set different movements, rotations and custom paths as well as managing the sounds. The location of the object affects the sound produced by it.
Custom sounds can be imported.

Author: ixi [london]   

virus 1.0

The virus is an application that allows for random creation of sounds
according to few set properties. There are cells on the stage that
the viruses dwell on for a certain time before moving to another cell.
When the viruses land on a cell, they trigger a sound. Each virus has
a sound that the user can assign to the virus before creating it.
The viruses have colour which change the colour of the cell.

Author: ixi [london]  

Expeditions into the emotional space

The Streets as Databank

One morning I woke up feeling that something vital was missing in my life.Searching in virtual space for information was a fast and familiar approach for me, but in real space I did not know where to begin. I decided to transfer my expectations and experiences of virtual space serach mechanisms onto the streets of the city I live in.
As a first step I made my disorientation public. I constructed a web site, posing the question "What shall I search for ?".Users of my website responded with many notions to search for.
Instead of using a searchengine on the web, I wrote the given notions on a cardboard.
During a period of three month I hitchhiked through Berlin, using notions such as "happiness", "meaning" and "belief" as the places for my emotional destination.
Holding the searchquery sign in my hand I waited at streetcorners throughout the city; when somebody picked me up they too became searchers for the notions themselves and I could participate in their way of attaining the destination.
In a direct way, trying to be as neutral as possible I witnessed their spatial and intellectual movements.
The ways and conversations that took place can be seen on the ExpeditionBerlin website.

Author: tourist research  |  http://www.tourist-research.de/ExpeditionBerlin

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