Sound observatory is an interactive educational multimedia installation for observing sound. The installation consists of two parts. The first part of the installation is an animation that provides the user with basic knowledge about the physical properties of sound waves. The second part is interactive. By generating sound using a controller-synthesizer user gets a picture of the sound interpreted by a specially adapted Vectrex screen and a laser. The installation allows us to see changes in the sound process after changing basic parameters, such as amplitude or frequency, adding effects and audio filters, or using a microphone. The whole experience brings the viewer closer to the nature of sound and shows the logic of images of harmonic vibrations known mathematically as the Lissajous figures.
Tajny_projekt is a new media artists collective based in Katowice, Poland. It’s members are Kacper Mutke and Michał Urbański. In their works they try to combine creativity with new technologies to create interactive, engaging multimedia installations, visual content or live VJ shows. They believe that with strong technical and artistic basis the possibilities to explore modern art are almost unlimited.
Kacper Mutke completed his Master’s degree 2019 at the Multimedia Activites Lab at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Michał Urbański is – beside tajny_projekt – a freelance software engineer passionate in new media and creative programming. In 2018 he graduated the Silesian University of Technology with Master of Engineering in the field of Computer Science.