Voice Tank

Ripple tank controlled by polyphonic pitch detection actuation. When two participants speak into intercoms, their voices are analyzed and converted into notes. Motorized components located on both ends of a water tank hammer these notes onto the water’s surface. The resulting waves interact and create unique patterns and shadows on the water’s surface.

General info

Spanish name:
Tanque de Voz
Year of creation:
2019
Technique:
custom transparent acrylic tank filled with water, motorized actuators, LED lights, 2 intercoms, computer
Power:
110W on 220V
Room conditions:
room requires controlled lighting while a white painted floor beneath the tank allows the ripple pattern to be more visible
Dimensions:
tank is 180 x 150 cm
Keywords:
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Hardware and Software: Pipo Pierre-Louis, Stephan Schulz
  • Industrial Design: Generique Design
  • Production and Installation Support: Sarah Amarica, Karine Charbonneau, Pierre Fournier, Kitae Kim, Frederic Monast, Jesse Morrison, Rebecca Murdock, Matthew Palmer, Caroline Record, Tegan Scott - Production and Installation Support
  • Coding Support: Roy J. Macdonald