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Sun Boxes

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Here comes the sound -- from a solar-powered art installation.

How cool is this? It's an orchestra conducted by the sun. Created by Massachussetts artist and musician Craig Colorusso, Sun Boxes is comprised of twenty solar-power speakers, each set to play one guitar note on loop, with the all the notes collectively making a B-flat chord. Says Colorusso: "The piece creates space. It is an environment for one to enter and exit. the footprint this......read more

The Balance

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Hypnotic CGI video envisions audio waves in space.

What if we could see sound? What would it look like? If this mesmerizing CGI video from motion design maestro Rimantas Lukavicius is any indication, then it looks like an outer space acid trip. A fascinating and hallucinatory short film from the talented Lithuanian animator. ...read more

The Essence of Sound

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Subwoofer sound waves visualized in Susi Sie's trippy experimental vid

Burkhardtsmaier, a German audio brand that makes high-end stereo equipment, commissioned Cologne-based artist Susi Sie to make a video that visualizes subwoofer sounds. Rejecting digital effects in favor of analog technology, Sie made use of lycopodium powder to create "The Essence of Sound," showing sound waves as visible forms. Shown in greyscale tones, the lycopodium powder......read more

Nick Cave's Soundsuits

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Chicago artist discusses body of work made from found, recycled, and natural materials.

For more, check out the SHFT review of Nick Cave's Fowler Museum show....read more

Jewellers, "Tape"

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Gorgeous, Jack Offord-directed video features cassette-listening dude roaming the streets

UK electronica heads Jewellers are ramping up for the release of their debut album Sleep Education on The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing, and to whet our whistles, they just dropped this beauty video for the euphorically ambient "Tape". Directed by Jack Offord, the bit follows a headphone-wearing man around city streets, with twinkling lights and time-lapsed cassette tape coiling behind him, the......read more

Onsombil, "LOSTiNSOUND"

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What does sound look like? Director Edward Saltau demonstrates.

New Zealand jazz-hoppers Onsombil hit up fellow Kiwi Edward Saltau to direct this amazing short for "LOSTiNSOUND," off their self-titled full length released late last year. “Meandering through the shapes of sound this music video leaves the most intriguing stones unturned even as it visualizes the physical essence of music. Shot on location in Stockholm under near perfect atmospheric......read more

Takagi Masakatsu, "Girls"

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Stunning multimedia work from Japanese artist

The word "multimedia" gets thrown around a lot when describing art that combines more than one mode of creation. It's also usually a good way to make us not care about the art being described. Takagi Masakatsu is an exception to the rule. The Kyoto-based musician/painter shoots everyday banal scenes then slows then down and smears them with digital colors and scores them with delicate,......read more

Diego Stocco: Music From A Tree

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A sound designer and composer jams out with nature in his garden

Italian-born, California-based sound designer and composer Diego Stocco is Internet famous for making music using random sounds from natural "instruments." This video, "Music From A Tree," is our fave. Looking outside at an oddly-shaped tree in his Burbank garden, Stocca decided to mic it up and make music from it: To tune the tree I picked a fundamental note and tuned the twigs by......read more

Benga, "I Will Never Change"

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Dubstep soundwaves visualized in stunning vinyl animation

UK director duo Us comes through with this amazingly creative animated vid Benga's "I Will Never Change." Created using 960 custom-cut pieces of vinyl, the team use stop-motion to create a living soundwave form that builds in response to the track. The bit is so good that it's almost (but not quite) enough to make us like dubstep. "To animate the wave form, we built it and then carefully removed......read more

MAKE TV: Kinetic Wave Sculptures

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Reuben Margolin’s kinetic art.

Reuben Margolin is a visionary Bay Area artist who creates totally singular kinetic wave sculptures from a variety of found materials. Graceful and mesmerizing, Margolin’s work is inspired by natural reference points like water droplets, wind gusts, and ocean eddies. Here, MAKE: television takes a look at the artist and his process. ...read more

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