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Fearful Symmetry

Ruairi Glynn's 'Fearful Symmetry' was a Kinetic installation at the Tate Modern's new 'grey space' the Tanks in 2012. Emmett Glynn and myself were commissioned to create sound design for the piece. We worked with pure tones and the space's powerful aural architecture as an ex oil tank. We created an evolving, reactive synthetic soundscape consisting of sounds extracted from the robot using emf induction coils as well as Max/Msp interface to generate a live mix in coordination with its movement. The sound design concept was based on amplifying and reacting to the hidden sounds made by the electro magnetic field of the installations motors. The piece was the the first interactive robotic installation to be held in the Tanks and Tate Modern.

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