It’s Not Solar AI But AM, Artificial Musician

Remember the solar powered recording studio? Well this is just the extension of that idea.

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It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently each powered by solar panels.  There is a different guitar sample in each box all playing together making the composition.  The guitar samples are all of different lengths so the whole piece keeps evolving.

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Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers.

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It sounds different inside of the array.  There is a different sense of space inside.

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Certain speakers will be closer and louder therefore the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array.

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Creating a unique experience for everyone. Taking the wide human reach held within this medium, designer Craig Colorusso has created “Sun Boxes,” an alien field of independently operating, solar-powered speakers, each remitting its own distinct guitar sample. A true marriage of sound and (natural) light, this array of speakers is able to create a glorious composition that attests to the value of solar power in today’s world.

Solely reliant on the  sun for its power, the piece changes in synch with nature, offering visitors clear auditory cues into the cycles that occur over a normal day. Each individual is strongly encouraged to wander the field and experience the evolution of music  in relation to their position within the space, as well as the intensity of the sunlight – the Sun Boxes will adjust to the light accordingly, and stop playing music when the sun sets. Given the variation in volume and sound, each person is able to create their own experience specific to the path they take within the space.

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