Project

AudioVortex

AudioVortex is an interactive audio spatialization installation that explores the difference between sound propagation in an open space versus sound propagation in a closed space. A circle of eight loudspeakers is divided in two by a physical barrier, while a microphone on either side of the barrier samples sounds from its respective environment. The two modes of operation include a spatial inversion, where sounds from outside are heard inside while sounds from inside are heard outside. The second mode blurs the boundary between inside and out both by moving the sound of the two spaces in a circular motion and by distorting the natural sounds with effects such as flange, delay, and reverberation. AudioVortex attempts to overcome physical boundaries through the use of sound, thus giving people the ability to aurally interact and communicate with each other in what would otherwise be non-communicable spaces.

AudioVortex is an interactive audio spatialization installation that explores the difference between sound propagation in an open space versus sound propagation in a closed space. A circle of eight loudspeakers is divided in two by a physical barrier, while a microphone on either side of the barrier samples sounds from its respective environment. The two modes of operation include a spatial inversion, where sounds from outside are heard inside while sounds from inside are heard outside. The second mode blurs the boundary between inside and out both by moving the sound of the two spaces in a circular motion and by distorting the natural sounds with effects such as flange, delay, and reverberation. AudioVortex attempts to overcome physical boundaries through the use of sound, thus giving people the ability to aurally interact and communicate with each other in what would otherwise be non-communicable spaces.