BRYAN JACOBS: SUBWHISTLE
2015 prizewinner of the FETA Sound Art Prize by Master Judge John Driscoll, from over 40 blind submissions from 5 countries in the Americas.
“SubWhistle uses low frequency sound to play slide whistles. Displaced air from each of 4 subwoofers is directed into the whistles’ mouthpieces. The air oscillates at the frequency of the speaker, usually between 10 and 30 hertz.
All the sound we hear in this video is generated acoustically from the slide whistles. The low rumblings of the subwoofers can occasionally be heard. The resulting sound is somewhere between chirping birds and analogue synths. The pitch of each whistle is fixed however they can be tuned by the amplitude of the subwoofers. The installation cycles through five randomly selected previously composed sequences. This work is one in a series of computer-controlled instrument, autonomous sound sculptures.”
Artist Website: Bryan Jacobs