Co-hosts Greta Anderson and Paul Hertz speak with Alex Braidwood of ISU's College of Design faculty about his field of study / performance / practice, which involves sonification of data, "experience design", collaborations outside his field, and a lot of cool equipment and arrays he creates himself. In one project, Alex wove a ambient music composition from temporal strands of data extracted from a research buoy on Lake Okoboji. In another, he recorded sounds from a master archer striking targets of different materials, then simultaneously live-looped these sounds in performance. In our modern world, we tend to "tune out" the sonic environments we ourselves have created; Alex's work teaches us to tune in and reflect on our place in Nature.
Online Information Sources:
- Alex Braidwood at ISU
- Alex's professional website: listening instruments.com
- Delia Derbyshire, Tape-loop artist
Heart of Iowa program originally broadcast 10/08/2015
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