Aphysical Unmodeling Instrument

published: 2018-01-30

last modified: 2019-01-31



“Aphysical Unmodeling Instrument” is a sound installation that re-implements a physical modeling synthesizer, which is usually implemented on a computer to imitate tones of real musical instruments, with physical object such as speakers, microphones, lights and sensors without any computers.

The work physicalizes Whirlwind developed in 1990s, a combined computational model of 3 wind instruments: Trumpet, Flute and Clarinet.

This work was presented currently 4 times from 2017 to 2018 at different place from the view of acoustic characteristics and constraints for installation: Japanese cultural property, general room in a university, an anechoic chamber and a lobby at music hall. The original model is common for 4 exhibitions but concrete implementations are different to adapt the conditions of the rooms.

Attempted to exhibit the works as a kind of performance that build an apparatus which reproduces sound from the description of sound: physical model taking it as like musical score.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2018

at Lobby of Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech University

June 3rd to 9th, 2018

FREQ2018 The Sound and Music in the Early 21st Century

At an anechoic chamber at Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University

March 29th to 30th, 2018

Inter-College Sonic Arts Festival 2017

Showa Music University

December 15th to 16th, 2017

HANARART2017 Yagi-Fudanotsuji Area

松浦 知也 | 奈良・町家の芸術祭 はならぁと 2017

Art Festival HANARART 2017

HANARART Plus, Kashihara Area Local Collabolation Exhibition

At Yagi Fudanotsuji Kouryukan

October 27th to November 5th, 2017

Tree of gods YAKUSUGI …