2016 sound.of.suitcase series – single Bubble


noiseBox | 噪聲機


sound.of.suitcase – noiseBox | 開箱作業系列 – 噪聲機

此作參考了兩種機械裝置,一是愛迪生發明的留聲機,留聲機紀錄聲音的來源來自細針刻畫在蠟桶上的深淺,再經由唱針將聲音重現。噪聲機則反轉了這樣的機制,以不同齒數的齒輪取代蠟桶機制,透過隨機來回移動的唱針,播放出不成曲調的噪訊。另一種機械裝置則是參考了在網路上相當出名的「最無用機械」(The Most Useless Machine),採用一個開關機制,當播動開關開啟箱子後,隨即又會有支機械小手將開關關上並闔上箱蓋。此作即利用此機制,作為一段隨機作曲演出的開始,開關打開、展開箱蓋、開始演奏最後結束之時,伸出機械手將開關關閉,隨即關閉箱蓋結束演出。

This piece‭ ‬was‭ ‬inspired‭ ‬by‭ ‬two devices‭, ‬one of which is the phonogram invented by Thomas Edison‭.‬‭ ‬In order to‭ ‬produce sounds on a phonograph‭,‬‭ ‬spiral grooves are engraved on a wax cylinder to‭ ‬record‭. ‬Then a‭ ‬playback stylus is used to trace the engravings to reproduce the sounds‭. ‬noiseBox‭ ‬replaces the process of the wax cylinder with gears‭ ‬with‭ ‬different numbers of teeth‭. ‬Tuneless noise is created when‭ ‬the‭ ‬stylus‭ ‬shifts back and forth‭.‬
The other‭ ‬inspiration‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬renowned‭ ‬“Most Useless‭ ‬Machine”.‭ ‬Driven by an‭ ‬on/off switch‭, ‬this box with a lid turns itself off with a lever‭ ‬contained inside‭, ‬once it has been‭ ‬switched‭ ‬on‭.‬‭ ‬noiseBox‭ ‬applies‭ ‬the same‭ ‬mechanism‭: ‬turn the switch on‭, ‬the‭ ‬case opens and‭ ‬the performance starts‭. ‬As the performance ends‭, ‬the switch is mechanically turned off and the lid shuts down‭ ‬again.

3 little wood-fish | 三隻小木魚


sound.of.suitcase – 3 little wood-fish | 開箱作業系列 – 三隻小木魚


Inside the three doors on the sides of the case‭ ‬are‭ ‬three‭ ‬self‭-‬beating wood fish‭. ‬As‭ ‬viewers‭ ‬approach‭ ‬different sides‭, ‬the‭ ‬little‭ ‬wood fish pop out the doors‭ ‬as‭ ‬surprises‭ ‬and perform at half beat or whole beat‭ ‬randomly‭.‬



sound.of.suitcase – Seq#01 / 開箱作業系列 – Seq#01


The music box sequencer is a commonly seen structure‭. ‬Seq#01‭ ‬follows the principle of the music box sequencer to create16‭ ‬beats‭, ‬each formed by a row of eight buttons‭. ‬By pressing the buttons‭, ‬Blues scale notes are produced‭, ‬while a knob is used‭ ‬to change the pitch‭.‬

2009 Kong.Qi #2 | 空.器 #2

2009 Kong.Qi #2 空.器 #2

壓克力、電磁閥、IC、感應器 20 x 15 x 340 cm



「空.器 #2」即是放大此類經驗感受,利用十二個垂直排列的電磁氣閥作為吹氣與發聲的機關,經過紅外線測距感測器的物體因遠近不同的距離可觸發並改變十二個氣閥的發聲節奏。直接使用空氣作為一種相較於聲音更有質量的感觸,給與親近的觀眾一種輕拂且幽默的攻擊。

This device is the second version of “Kong.Qi”, which is created to find other possible ways to discuss the human’s sense toward sound apart from hearing.

Sound is produced from vibration, and is transmits through specific mediums, ‘air’ is the premier medium to human’s hearing, but, from daily life experience, we are able to find out we are able to sense the sound not only from hearing, when experiencing the ground shaking caused from a passing by heavy truck, as well the low frequency sound produced in the concert, our body can also be a medium to sound.

“Kong.Qi #2” is exactly designed to increase this sort of sense, there are twelve electromagnetic valves arranged vertically, which are used to sense blowing and voicing, through the infrared-rays sensor, twelve valves can change the tempo of voicing. The idea is to use the air to produce a direct sense of feeling that is stronger than what the sound can offer along, and to give the audients a sort of smooth yet humour attack.