Monday, 24 October 2011


Hannah and I went to see Semiconductor's exhibition as part of Lighthouse's Brighton Digital Festival.

On in Barcelona RIGHT NOW, is a group show called Invisible Fields (co-curated by Honor Harger, Director of Lighthouse and José Luis de Vicente), which contains a new specially commissioned piece called 20 Hz.

20 Hz from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

"20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth's upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception"

If, like me, you can't make it to Barcelona to see this, I strongly recommend turning up the volume, switching off the lights and immersing yourself in this video of textural and sonic delights.

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