Sound Box is an interactive installation that explores questions of notation
and representation of sonic atmospheres through an in situ graphic mapping
of sounds. A room within the exhibition room, Sound Box ‘performs’ a distinct
sound environment, out of the juxtaposition of pre-recorded sounds, and the
improvised interactions of users with the materiality of the Box’s structure.
The installation defines an ambient musical environment, which is conditioned
by the movement of the users on an interactive floor. This immersive sonic
atmosphere is recorded in realtime by a Drawing Device, which allocates and
relocates graphic matter upon a tensioned surface, through the resonance of
the live-fed sound environment. Like a reversed music box, Sound Box performs
the script of its ‘music’, out of the interaction of architectural elements,
musical sounds and the improvisations of users.