White Mountain Black Water
Inspired by "Water Pachinko" by Hara Kenya, "White Mountain, Black Water" is an attempt on bringing regular everyday substances to life.
In this piece, we study the characteristics of water movement and its potential to create sounds. By dropping colored water down on a white hydrophobic canvas that has small pins attached as obstacles, the water drops can either change direction, multiply into several drops or combine with other drops each time they hit the pins. A webcam tracks the pace and positions of each water drop, turning them into numbers which are translated into Midi notes using Touch Designer and Ableton.
Audiences will use water to trigger sound and interact with it while enjoying Asian instrumental music.