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Sound Surface

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About this project

These pots started out as computer code. A point is coded in virtual space to spiral, and as it grows into the pot shape a three dimensional computer mesh is created. The surface of the mesh is progressively textured by adding digital sound recording to the surface as the form grows. The surface, from base to rim becomes a representation of the tone and rhythm of the music named in the title of the pot. This digital information is then printed out as a pot using a studio based DIY 3D printer.


£350 — £500


music, sound, digital, 3d PRINTING, NEW MEDIA


Ceramics, Pottery


Sound Surface - Benjamin Britten, Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Photographer: J Keep
These four vases represent the four musical interludes from Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes. The height of the vase represents the length of the interlude and starting from the same virtual vase shape the surface and form represents the texture, rhythm and tone of each piece of music.