The Science Gallery Dublin’s latest exhibition is based around music, the tools that make them and the people who play them.
Sound Check launches on June 9th and runs til September 24th and features:
Sonic Bikes: Ya slip ta bang by artist Kaffe Matthews and Irish writer Mia Gallagher — Exclusively commissioned for SOUND CHECK, this audio piece can only be experienced by riding a ‘sonic’ bicycle with frame-mounted speakers through the streets of Dublin. The bikes use location-sensitive software to create unique listening experiences, playing different sounds, music clips and passages from Mia’s book Hellfire, dependent on the cyclist’s route through the city.
Baloica by multidisciplinary studio Elas Duas — An interactive instrument that transforms a swing set into a musical instrument. A motion-sensor captures the movement of the people on the swings as they rock back and forth, triggering different sounds. The more people are at the swings, the more complex the music gets.
Press Play to Play by Alexander Roidl and Dominik Meixner — German artists Alexander and Dominik have built a piece that remixes sampling culture by using cassette tape loops to create new compositions. Visitors can make their own music by combining tracks from hundreds of tapes on seven different tape decks, pressing play and pause to compose.
NOISE STUDIO (by everyone, for everyone) — Get to grips with circuits, synths and cardboard instruments, or build a real or simulated version of your wildest instrumental ideas in our hands-on experimental sonic lab.
The full list of exhibits will be available at dublin.sciencegallery.com from 9th June, along with a programme of events, talks, workshops and gigs running alongside the exhibition.
Sound Check’s advisors include Nicolas Collins, electronic music pioneer and professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Nicolas Brown, Ussher Assistant Professor in Sonic Arts at Trinity College Dublin; youth worker Lisa Downes, and Dublin Maker founder David McKeown.