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dc.contributor.authorFerguson, John
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorNezovic, Sulja Raam
dc.coverage.spatialBrisbane, QLD
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-03T04:22:27Z
dc.date.available2019-12-03T04:22:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389467
dc.description.abstractResearch Background: Sounds from the local environment are captured and presented in antiquated library drawers, which function as instruments for sonic exploration. The upcycled library catalogue houses the sounds of place, and provides a tangible visual metaphor for memories, triggers, and sonic transformations of the immediate environment. The ephemeral nature of sound is maintained, but the performative action of listening is highlighted. Listening Boxes is an open-ended work that is re-programmed to capture its environment whenever it is exhibited. Research Contribution: This site-specific interactive installation suggests that sound and listening play an important role in how we understand the world. This project also celebrates technological minituraisation and embedded computing; a Bela cape and single-board computer (Beaglebone Black) run bespoke software written in Pure data. Photoresistors sense the amount of light in each drawer as it is opened and closed, this is used to manipulate sound. An additional breakout board provides multi-channel output, which is piped to loudspeakers via an amplification system that allows eight of the drawers to have unique sounds individually located within them. The remaining drawers contain acoustic-mechanical sound-making objects and visual stimuli relating to the local environment. Research Significance: Listening Boxes was created as part of Hidden Sounds 2018, a series of 7 sound installations curated by Clocked Out with funding from the Australia Council for the Arts. The installations were collaboratively developed by Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson, John Ferguson, Sulja Nezovic, Leah Barclay and Erkki Veltheim, in partnership with the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre. Hidden Sounds have appeared as part of National Science Week and the Eco-Acoustics International Conference, installed at Tyalgum Music Festival, and presented at The Listening Museum III in association with Clocked Out and Urban Arts Project.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralia Council for the Artsen_US
dc.format.mediumElectronic musical equipmenten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherQueensland Conservatorium Griffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, QLDen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.johnrobertferguson.com/listening-boxes/en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPerforming Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190499en_US
dc.titleListening Boxesen_US
dc.typeCreative worken_US
dc.type.descriptionQ1_5 Other Original Creative Works (Major Research)en_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFerguson, J; Tomlinson, V; Nezovic, SR, Listening Boxes, Listening Boxes, 2018en_US
dc.date.updated2019-12-02T05:36:48Z
gro.description.notepublicElectronic, interactive, art installation using acoustic-mechanical sound-making objects. Included in event held at - 18/08/2018 and 19/08/2018 at QCGU as part of National Science Week and Eco-Acoustics International Conference. 07/09/2018-09/09/2018 at Tyalgum Music Festival. 21/09/2018 at the Listening Museum III.en_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe copyright in this creative work belongs to the Griffith artist/s.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorTomlinson, Vanessa
gro.griffith.authorFerguson, John R.


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