Sunday, 23 February 2014

Objects in Original Form

This tin is very typical in terms of what pops in to your mind 
when you consider what to make nose from – an empty 
container offers a wide range of possibilities. I went with this particular object
 due to what its made from – metal. Next to glass or china metal can
 provide a much broader range of opportunities as its unlikely to shatter and become 
un-usable like a glass or china object might.  
The lid will also be useful when it comes to experimenting and discovering new sounds.

Areas to explore: denting, puncturing, blowing,  rubbing the lid and tin together, the possible change in sound when the lid is removed.

After selecting an object that was an obvious choice I went with something a little more random. 
This length of chain makes a really beautiful sound when held from a 
height and slowly lowered on to a hard surface. 
It’s a very slow and calming sound. However it is possible that the range of 
sounds the can be created with this object is too limited.

Areas to explore: whipping sounds, pulling it tight and strumming it like you can with a rubber band to make vibrations, 
the texture of the chain rubbed on to surfaces could work?

This small teapot is my third and final object, like the chain this too has its limitations. 
As it’s made from china it could easily be broken during experimentation. 
However I selected it anyway as it has two different textures: glazed and unglazed china. 
The two surfaces create completely different sounds when rubbed together.

Areas to explore: perhaps breaking the teapot could offer a wider range of sounds. Blowing on the spout and opening could create different sounds. 
Pouring liquids out of the spout could be an interesting experiment.

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