A journey to unchartered sonic territory through an exploration of the fundamental relationship between percussion and the microphone, space and kinetics and acoustic and processed sound.
Transducer places the microphone at the centre of the creative investigation and redefines its function and potential as an expressive musical object, repurposing microphone technology to tease out the inextricable fundamentals of creating, reproducing and manipulating electronic and acoustic sound. Through specially developed kinetic sculptures and complex modes of electrical transduction a completely unique musical work is formed. Sitting immersed within an 8-channel speaker system, this work is an aural and visual feast. Transducer is an Australian work, composed and developed in 2013.
Microphones and loudspeakers are both transducers and this piece is inspired by how sound energy is captured, transformed and ultimately reproduced between these “almost-the-same ends” of the transduction chain. Through focused electrical transduction one begins to hear the new qualities and incidental phenomena that are unique to this process.
Transducer would not have been possible without the support of the following people and organisations.