Nuño de la Serna / Lutz Reiter
Six-O-Six is an interactive light and sound installation composed by several different percussive sound elements. It responds to the drumming pulse of the audience playing with it, filling the space with a charming and magical atmosphere.
Six-O-Six is an interactive sound and light installation that can be played by the burners like an instrument.
The installation is composed by a central piece that is the main interaction point and several individual percussive elements distributed around the area.
The way the audience interact with the piece, is by a wooden structure with xylophone bars. When the bars are hit, they send pulses to the individual sound pieces, that echo the note which got played on the xylophone.
Each of the individual pieces is composed by an aluminium tube and some LEDS that illuminate the aluminium bar. When the xylophones is played, the individual pieces are triggered by a magnetic solenoid, hitting the aluminum bar and producing a sound. Simultaneously its is lit up by the LEDs, illuminating the scene and visualizing the played rhythms.
The pulse creating a echo chain reaction among the rest of the individual music elements on the forest.
The way the light and sound reacts will depend on the rhythm and way the audience play with the xylophone at the center of the installation.
The combination of the pulse sequences and lights, creates an effect of light particles or fireflies on the forest, filling the space and serving as a show for the rest of the audience and people around.
The idea of Six-O-Six is growing since a few years and a first version was built by us for the Wilde Moehre Festival 2018. It was quite popular, so the main drum got destroyed every morning and rebuild by us. :) We want to continue building on the system we created last year, but this time with a different interaction, more instruments and different sounds.
The hardware is designed with reusability on mind, Not only a big part of
the hardware comes from a former project, the idea is to use the technology on future ideas, expanding the lifetime of the electronic components and materials.
Here you can find a Video of our last years installation: https://vimeo.com/286836628
Nuño de la Serna and Lutz Reiter both have been working in the field of media arts for many years. Coming from different backgrounds (Biology, Interaction Design, Media and Digital Arts and Computer Science), we decided to join forces when we met at the Future Center Europe, where we both worked as Creative Technologists, researching and building digital and physical prototypes. We are booth rooted in the Berlin electronic music scene and have been doing workshops and interventions on several different festivals, such as for Wilde Moehre in the last year.
Websites: http://action-io.com/ and http://www.lu-re.de/
All the percussive Elements will be tied with ropes to the threes, and can be easily removed. We don't intend to use any screws to fix them to the trees. The Wooden xylophone and its structure is made entirely out of wood, that could be reused to build other structures in the following years or disassembled and stored.
If the burners are interested, we can give away some materials (wood, cables, fabrics) for their camps.
The installation will ideally be placed in a small meadow in the forest. The wooden xylophone structure requires a space of minimum 5x5 Meters and needs to be connected to a path that guides the burners to our installation. All the sounding elements are hanged high up in the trees surrounding the xylophone structure. Check the video of our last years installation on Wilde Moehre Festival as a reference.
Burners are a the most important part of the installation by interacting with it.
Anyway, Any help is welcome during the setup of the piece on site and tearing it down.
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