LO: Sound Art

For this week’s project, I chose a project called “Soundmachines” by Yannick Labbe, which are basically three units, resembling standard record players; and they translate concentric visual patterns into control signals so that a music software can process them. The rotation of these three units / discs, each holding three separate individual tracks, can be synced to a sequencer. I thought that this project was really cool and unique because of how simple it is to use but also the algorithm used to develop this was probably very complicated since picking up data from just a rotating disk and analyzing that data seems like a big task. In addition to this, I was really impressed with how the algorithm was able to combine individual music points from all three discs into one cohesive piece that was audibly pleasing.

Link to “Soundmachines” by Yannick Labbe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gk9n-2lBb8

Screenshot from “Soundmachines” Youtube video

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