Painting of a Ford rat rod in storm blue colour. An eclectic blend of abstract and realism using Gestalt op-art techniques.
Installation : hard drives, arduino. S.Bissières, 2016
Six hard Drives are controled via arduino to make an autonomous musical system. The piece refers to Steve Reich's "Clapping Music". It uses a similar rythmical structure. The upper row of hard drives plays a 12/8 rythmic pattern for the entirety of the piece. The second row plays the same pattern, but after every 4 bars shifts by one eighth note to the right. The two rows continue this until the second row has shifted 12 eighth notes and is hence playing the pattern in unison with the first row again (as at the beginning), 48 bars later.
Like a counterpoint to Steve Reich's piece, for which he wanted to use the human body as sole sound source, the recycled mechanical hard drives are here the only (acoustic) sound sources.
Project supported by Le Cube, Centre de création numérique