Beat Drive Test Rig (Prototype Number Six)

Dan Knight
Finalist

I have made a series of sculptural organs that blow air over the tops of bottles. They are interactive and immersive. I like the rounded tones they produce and the way that two similar notes combine to make an extra pulse ( a beat). I'm working towards making a large room sized version that you will be able to go inside and be surrounded by tones.
This is a step towards that and the first one that has microtuning- you can minutely alter the water level in the bottom of the bottle, so that you can experiment with the beats. There are four large bottles on this but I will add four medium and four small that will work in the same way.
These large bottles produce a bass note which isn't captured well by a camera and there is a short piece of sound on soundcloud- https://soundcloud.com/danartland/beat-drive-test-run

Beat Drive Test Rig (Prototype Number Six)

Dan Knight
Finalist

Artist Statement

Dan Knight
Finalist

My art practice includes sculpture, painting, drawing, film and sound.
I am particularly interested in making sculpture that uses energy, makes sound and movement and is interactive- giving people the opportunity to make their own set of sounds.
I’m doing research into whether the shape of sound waves, lines, colours and patterns can affect a persons state of mind in a positive way.