art Jonathan Keep video

Sound Surface – Porcelain vases decorated with sound

Thinking like a traditional potter I coded a point in virtual space to spiral and as it grows into the pot shape a three dimensional computer mesh is created linking the points. The surface of the mesh is progressively textured by adding digital sound recording to the growing form. The surface, from base to rim becomes a representation of the rhythm and tone of the sound named in the title of each pot. I am interested to see whether there is any correlation between the physical visual representation of bird song and human music in the patterns on the surface of the vases. We know what the rhythms and pitch of each sounds like but what do they look like?