Context: This weeks theme was sound, and it got me thinking of Tarek Atoui’s unconventional instruments series, Reverse Sessions (https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/special-event/new-tate-modern-opening-weekend/tarek-atoui), a series of musical instruments created from different objects where he then invited different artists to create music.
I also wanted to use the method Helen mentioned in class which was creating my response in a short period of time.
Method: I wanted to create a digital musical instrument, but the sound would be from an unconventional source, like my taekwondo kicking pads. I recorded myself kicking a small target pad and a bigger shield pad, hoping that different kicks (roundhouse, axe, back kick) would create slightly different sounds, which wasn’t really the case. I wasn’t able to create an actual instrument that I could use digitally so I tried another approach which was programming buttons in html then clicking on them and recording that.
Response: I didn’t manage to come out with a result that I liked, and I haven’t written a code in such a long time and I discovered that I didn’t miss it either, however it was something different to attempt. I did find that forcing myself to create within a short time period helped a lot with filtering out ideas quickly and increased productivity.
Process and result: https://youtu.be/q5vOpYmPidU