MORSKE MUSAK - EXHIBITION
This project showcases the trip to Zadar, Croatia with the intention of capturing a wholly unique musical instrument. Morske Orgulje – Sea Organ a 70 meter organ that produces sound based on the movement of the Adriatic Sea. GSM captured this incredible instrument along with multiple environmental recordings, adding to its existing sound library. This is a multimedia interactive installation that allowed visitors to interact with the Morske Orgulie and collaborate with the tide to create a new piece of music.
The exhibition soundtrack used the samples we recorded while out in Zadar. The Sea Organ’s dynamic patch utilised Ableton Live 10, Push and Max for Live.
Brandon used eight channels (6 different recordings from Zadar and 2 of the Ocean from Bali) he gradually modulate between a set of 8 Genelec Monitors. The tidal data was taken and adapted in order to control the frequency of modulation between speakers.
Each channel consists of up to an hour of edited / processed audio with their start point modulated by the adapted tidal data. This enabled the participant to trigger the patch on the Ableton push, by doing this on each press equaled the launch at a different point in each recording creating something very dynamic.
The patch sits atop a sound bed comprising of the source recordings, which have been processed and pitched and stretched both 12 semitones above and below which are automated in and out like waves themselves.
Funded by CADG, UCLan
A huge thanks to the following for their help on the project, UCLan – BA (Hons) Music Production students:
Brandon James Nightingale, Graeme Lynch and Lauren Simm
Phil Holmes, Phil Bush, Paresh Parmar, Pete Thompson