'Forest' is a large interactive musical laser installation. Commissioned by and premiered at the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, this giant interactive forest covers almost 450 square meters and is composed of over 150 musical 'trees' made of rods and lasers. The audience can freely explore the space, physically tapping, shaking, plucking, and vibrating the trees to trigger sounds and lasers. Due to the natural springiness of the material, interacting with the trees causes them to swing and oscillate, creating vibrating patterns of light and sound. Each tree is tuned to a specific tone, creating harmonious sounds spatialized and played through a powerful surround sound setup.
from: Marshmallow Laser Feast
Directors: Robin McNicholas, Memo Akten, Barney Steel Producer: Waiming Wee Production Manager: Devin Matthews Designer: Ersinhan Ersin Fabricator/Engineer: Jamie Elliot (http://www.jailmake.com) Prototype and Serial Programming: Marek Bereza (http://www.mazbox.com) Sound Programming: Paul Miller Electronics: Mike Harrison (http://www.whitewing.co.uk) Acoustic sound consultant: Rob Kelly Surround sound consultant: Dave Sheppard Lighting consultant: Jonny Milmer Photographers: Sandra Ciampone (http://www.meorme.com) Co-Commissioned by STRP Biennale (http://strp.nl/)