Sunggun Jang, DongMin Kim: Distance Music : Preferred Population Density For The Acoustic Hygiene

 
  • ©, Sunggun Jang and DongMin Kim

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    Distance Music : Preferred Population Density For The Acoustic Hygiene

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    Summary

    Distance Music : Preferred Population Density for The Acoustic Hygiene is an interactive ambient music installation. While people watching educational video about public health and hygiene, the music engine will interact with the population density of the installation room, evolving into a warning alarm for social distancing.

    Abstract

    Distance Music : Preferred Population Density for The Acoustic Hygiene is an interactive ambient music installation, which interacts with the number of listeners in the installation. The installation consists of three parts, which is the music engine, sensor, and a video loop. While people watch some archives of vintage government educational videos about social hygiene inside the room, the sensor will measure density of the room and send it to the pre-recorded music engine, which will interact with the data from density sensor, evolving into more intense music as the population density rises. As a result, people will hear unpleasant noise the more they are close to each other. This installation is inspired from ‘social distancing’, a global experience during this ongoing pandemic era, as some of the music engine process represents and simulates ‘distancing alarm’ for social distancing, therefore acts as an experiment of public alarm for social distancing. We believe that the people’s memory with this unprecedented worldwide incident will resonate efficiently with the installation, and a great deal of inspiration as well.


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    The camera sensor will measure the population density of the participants, built with Processing IDE. This sensor module will send information to audio middleware Wwise, which has built-in interactive music engine. There will be four speakers+stands required, a projector, a screen(or wall), and a desktop or laptop PC with a camera.


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    Inspiration Behind the Project

    This installation is inspired from ‘social distancing’, a global experience during this ongoing pandemic era. We believe that this device will not only resonate with the participant’s experience, but with society which is under COVID19 pandemic. This is a direct reflection artwork to extraordinary social event, which therefore, will be the perfect candidate for SIGGRAPH 2020 Asia.