Resonate (opening)
An interactive Light and Sound Installation
Fri, September 07, 2012 5 pm CEST, Opening
The installation resonate (September 08, 2012 until January 06, 2013) consists of several kilometers of sound strings and seven interactive bodies containing a total of 1600 controllable LED lights. When the strings are plucked, the tension and the vibration of the ropes changes, thus generating new sounds. The surfaces become the communication level and interact with the installation. Because this takes place in a constant flow, an arrangement is created in which visitors take on an active influence. Rhythm and variance, like in music, are essential components of the installation “resonate”. Through the change in the design parameters based on the controls, it was possible to develop a complex, three-dimensional spatial structure in which form, light, and sound build a unit. The installation is illuminated through video-enabled LED lights in combination with black light. The 1600 individually computer-controlled Capix-LEDs make visible the acoustic resonances of the strings on eight objects.

The spatial sound installation was experienced for the first time in the 40-meter-long interior of a container boat in Frankfurt’s city center, on Holbeinsteg, in the context of Luminale 2012, one of Germany’s most prominent architecture and design festivals.

The interactive light and sound installation resonate is a project of the master study course in interior design "Kommunikation im Raum" at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences and emerged from a cooperation with the master study course "Klangkunst-Komposition" of the School of Music at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. This was enabled by a grant from the Gutenberg Teaching College at the University of Mainz.
Organization / Institution
FH Gestaltung Mainz

Hochschule für Musik der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz


Gutenberg Lehrkolleg der Universität Mainz