'Anthem' is a kinetic audio sculpture that will feature pendulums: a TV set on the end of a swinging rope and a globe(s) enclosing a speaker. As the user sets these elements into motion the randomized composite 'world' anthem will be generated, using the MIDI files for each country's national anthems to create a playback out of the swinging speakers. At the top, the pendulums will hinge at potentiometers, which will affect the audio / video playback. The video may feature imagery from the respective countries or it may feature webcam feeds from the different places, and the audio will be affected by the potentiometers opening and closing perhaps with a doppler effect, or a frequency filter.
The idea is to create a disorienting aural experience with a captivating and political visual impact.
Questions for Playtesting:
Is the physical interaction understandable?
Would you have liked some instruction or explanation of the project before beginning ?
Do you find the concept/audio/visual interesting?
Bill of Materials: