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Tessa Spierings

Department: Man and Activity
Website: www.tessaspierings.com

ECHO

WHAT
A soundscape that makes acoustics visible and tactile. By placing tubes of various materials and dimensions on matching speakers, each sounds gets its own character.

WHY
Unravelling sound to one instrument per speaker and modifying that sound by hand, gives rise to a playful sound system and spectacle in one. The performer is a composer, musician and designer at the same time.

HOW
Six 3D-printed speakers serve as the basis for a diverse set of tubes. Connect a tube and a specific sound starts to play. Wood creates a deeper tone, brass makes it purer, and foam has a muffling effect. Variations in length and width allow the composer to finetune his or her masterpiece.

QUOTE
This is only the beginning: it’s a growing library of materials and sounds.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman