Spectral Density Estimation — 2013

sound visualization sculpture
Spectral Density Estimation I; 50 × 25 × 12 cm; Cedar wood;

Spectral Density Estimation is a pair of sculptures commissioned by the SECCA and the Winston-Salem Symphony orchestra. Two sound recordings of the first organized tuning were taken at the last 2 orchestra performances of the 2012 / 2013 season. Each recording was analyzed and transformed into a spatial arrangement of the audio frequencies over time. The resulting geometry was then carved into a block of wood from a cedar tree, that had fallen outside the museum.

sound visualization sculpture
Installation View at SECCA; [Photography: Cliff Dossel]
sound visualization sculpture
2 sculptures, 50 × 25 × 12 cm each; Cedar wood; [Photography: Cliff Dossel]
sound visualization sculpture
Detail; [Photography: A N F]