Acoustic interaction Space Art
Cosmusica is a musical instrument that creates acoustic real-time interactions between humans and the universe. The ball in the frame moves synchronically to the one on the space flight. When the ball travels to each direction under weightlessness, it will trigger the music of different planets in each direction. I’m composing the musica universalis resonating between heaven and earth.
Undergraduate graduation Design
2021 Science Technology Week
2021 Soundscape China
2022 Jinnan International Biennale
Adviser: Danqing Shi
2022 Golden Prize, the 8th China International College Students' 'Internet+' Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition /
2022 Grand Prize, Champion
China-US Youth Creators Competition /
2021 Denny Awards /
2021 China Story, CCTV /
The Quest for Space, CGTV /
The 1st Prize, China Creative Challenges Contest /
2021 Excellent Graduation Achievements /
2020 The 1st Prize, SDG Hackathon
Cosmic Flux Data collector
the outer space is eternal night & silent
Can we hear the sound of space?
Can we interact with them?
Cosmusica is our artistic interpretation of the universe, touching its infinite depths.
Zhuangzi once said, 'Heaven and Earth were born at the same time as me, and the ten thousand things are one with me.' This is the philosophy that Cosmusica aims to convey—a resonance between heaven and earth. It allows us to connect with the sounds of the universe, a symphony led by the cosmos and participated in by humans. In this symphony, space becomes the origin of the music, while the ground serves as the stage for response.
The Cosmusica consists of two parts: space and ground.
The space component acts as the input and trigger for the instrument, while the ground component serves as its sounding and interactive part. Through the linkage of these two components, participants on the ground can hear music from all directions of the cosmos, achieving a resonance between heaven and earth.
When the ball moves randomly in any direction under weightlessness, it triggers music associated with different planets in each respective direction.
By using the corresponding geo-data of satellites orbiting Earth and mapping their orbital positions to geo-locations, I am composing a 'musica universalis' that resonates between heaven and earth.
Quantum entanglement is a quantum mechanical
phenomenon in which once two particles have
established an entangled state.
Even at great distances, the behavior of one particle affects the state of another at real-time.
·THE OUTER SPACE SECTION
The space component consists of a
5 x 5 x 5cm (2 x 2 x 2 in) quartz glass box loaded with a red ball.
Positioned at a distance is a monocular camera, capturing the ball's movement inside the box.
Simulation of the vision of outer space 👇
Also it can collect the waveform data from all directions of the universe,
such as gamma rays and electromagnetic waves, are collected and
transformed into the sound of each planet.
The little red ball inside is like a small conductor, random movement in the microgravity conditions of space, controlling the speed of the ground ball, position, etc., to compile a unique musical effect.
·THE PRINCIPLE OF DIRECTIONAL-TRIGGERED MUSIC
In this music box, space is the beginning, and the ground is the echo. The red silicone ball dances randomly in the zero-gravity environment of space, becoming the inception of music. It's like the dawn of the universe; the concept of entropy becomes vivid.
Every collision and change is a new chaos, coincidence, and surprise. In this vast universe, the movement of the ball seems like a guide from the Tao, serving as a high-dimensional conductor's baton, leading the cosmic symphony to appreciate the harmony between heaven and earth.
Let's click to hear the music of planet 👇
·EARTH PART: THE MUSIC OF CORRESPONDING AREAS
The space box orbits Earth aboard a satellite, completing a full circle every 90 minutes.
When the red ball inside the space box aligns with the direction of Earth, Cosmusica activates the music associated with the Earth's region.
Elements of earth music:
Audio streams & Natural data
winds, currents, topography, weather
·THE EARTH EXHIBITION SECTION
a big box that is 1:1 with the space box.
Inside the exhibition 👇
Inside the exhibition hall, there's a large ball that moves in sync with the smaller ball in space. This gives visitors the sensation of being launched into space alongside the box, allowing them to hear the music emanating from the cosmos.
the first step of auditory experiment
I've pre-collected an extensive range of cosmic ray data from historical spacecraft observations.
For instance, I have gamma-ray data from Chang'e-2 and have directly converted it into an audible format.
the second step of auditory experiment
Given that the fragmented electromagnetic wave data was highly irregular, I began to explore the similarities between the material composition of each planet and the harmonic columns, focusing on the spectrum of sound fragments from various timbres for generalization.
the final step of auditory experiment
The previous scheme was too subjective,
so I radarized the visible light of the planets to generate the sound base of the planets, and then the spectrum generated the timbre of each planet, and the two were combined to generate the music of the planets.
·SERVO MOTOR CONTROL OF 3-DIMENTIONAL MOVEMENT:
Four-rope self-service motors control the large ball to move in various positions in space
Data transmission: TCP & UDP;
Objective: to achieve its weightlessness from visual sensory;
Controller: PLC with overall pulse control
·MATERIAL & STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF SPACE BOX:
High strength, light weight, corrosion resistant aluminum alloy base plate
High and low temperature resistant -100 to 100 degrees Celsius quartz glass
High and low temperature resistant, flexible, eye-catching red silicone ball
It has passed a series of tests by satellite and is mounted on a satellite board👇
·REALIZATION OF VISUAL RECOGNITION WITH MONOCULAR CAMERA
EXHIBITION & AWARD & PRESS
Exhibited in 2021 Science Technology Week👇
Exhibited in 2021 Soundscape China👇
Exhibited in 2022 2022 Jinnan International Biennale👇
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My awe-some team👇