A THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2018)

– interactive sound art installation –

“…the subatomic particles we see in nature, the quartz, the electrons are nothing but musical notes on a tiny vibrating string… Physics is nothing but the laws of harmony that you can write on vibrating strings… Chemistry is nothing but the melodies you can play on interacting vibrating strings… The universe is a symphony of vibrating strings. And then what is the mind of God that Albert Einstein eloquently wrote about for the last 30 years of his life? We now, for the first time in history have a candidate for the mind of God. It is, cosmic music resonating through a multi-dimensional hyperspace. We are nothing but melodies. We are nothing but cosmic music played out on vibrating strings…” (Dr. Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist and co-founder of Field String Theory)

Description:

A Theory of Everything is an interactive and immersive sound installation inspired by the latest speculations of string theory physicists, where a set of distinctive string sounds are distributed across wire rope sensors hooked from wall to wall forming an irregular structure of intertwined lines. Every rope triggers a different sound (either acoustic strings or synthesized with physical modelling technology). This interactive setup intends for the visitors to walk and crawl between the wire ropes in order to reach every sound and discover the full universe of sonic dimensions of the piece. The installation can be accessed by multiple visitors at the same time, potentially triggering all sounds simultaneously. Visitors are invited to abandon their passive perspective and become active explorers, musicians and choreographic performers.

Materials:

Wire rope, Arduino capacitance sensors microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi and stereo speakers.