Use of carefully measured units to represent human body
‘Modernism rejected the body, yet 90% of the populations of the western world live within the urban grid. Within this particular spatial system architecture protects and identifies us. To what extent do we form and to what extent do we conform to the dictates of its organized geometry? The body is our first habitation, the building our second. I wanted to use the form of this second body, architecture, to make concentrated volumes out of a personal space that carries the memory of an absent self, articulated through measurement.’ – Antony Gormley
The sound is light-hearted and face paced. The egg shaker is the recurring base sound. The rhythm sticks set a fast pace. The tone bars is played once every 4 bars.
Tone bars (Sub-ordinate): Resonating and extended sound as seen by the long sound waves
Rhythm sticks (Sub-dominant): Solid sound as seen by the sharp and thin sound waves.
Egg shaker (Dominant): A constant and stable sound in constant intervals that is the most prominent sound.
The initial moodbox was a non-literal representation of the sound. The clay base is solid and represents the sturdy egg shaker sound. The wire and strings are a representation of the rhythm sticks that is played thrice in a bar. The subordinate copper sheet portrays the resonating sound bar due to its metallic sound.
However this does not depict the sound well thus I changed the mood box to a more literal representation.
A representation of 1 bar.
Aluminium foil: Crumpled to depict the rough sound of the egg shaker. It has the largest surface area as the egg shaker is the dominant sound.
Rhythm sticks: The solid sound of the rhythm sticks is represented by the acrylic rods and there are 3 sticks as 1 bar contains 3 rhythm stick beats. It is pierced through the aluminium foil as the the egg shakers continues to play in the background when the rhythm sticks are played.
Copper sheet: Portrays the metallic sound of the resonating tone bar. It is suspended as the tone bar has an upward resonating sound.