The Sonic Marble Run

The Sonic Marble Run is an installation consisting of a marble run with piezo transducers picking up the sounds of the marble rolling accross various mateiral textures, and an array of prepared loudspeakers reproducing the sounds.

It is a reasonably large installation where the audience are able to send a marble down the run and watch it progress on its journey whilst the sounds are amplified in various locations all around the room. The  acoustic, mechanical and situated sounds of the marble are displaced and audible through loudspeakers located nearby. These loudspeakers also have their own mechanical and acoustic story to tell in that they have been ‘prepared’ – mechanically altered to change their sound……

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