Sound Installation – The Crystal Jar
After visiting the space I had an idea for an interactive sound installation based on some technology I utilised for another theatre project last year (Makey Makey).
There will be an ambient soundscape in the room and a jar filled with glowing crystals and lights. When you push a little disc made out of conductive paper through the slot it will create a circuit and trigger new sounds or music (maybe even causing the lights in the jar to flicker too!).
Perhaps visitors to the arctic bazaar can create their own customised discs of conductive paper before putting them in the jar?
Maybe some of the discs are randomly given out to guests checking into the hostel?
Or maybe these discs can be found around all the spaces in the Arctic Bazaar and you’re given an instruction on the back to find the jar? I particularly like this idea as it encourages working together, exploring the space, and also is a bit mysterious and enigmatic which is always fun!
OR maybe the discs are currency given to an audience member when they buy something?
Lots of potential directions to go in but hopefully that makes it clear what the core idea is and we can go from there. The design is also somewhat up in the air as I’m not a designer per se and I’d also like to work with you and your team to make sure it fits in with the rest of the theming.
Soundscape / Music
Your description of the event and its inspirations was extremely vivid so I feel like I have a very clear direction for the more general soundscapes in the various spaces. Incorporating nature and ambiences but perhaps processed electronically to create a more otherworldly sound.
I’ve selected a couple of excerpts from my portfolio partly to give you a broad overview of my work but also because they might help us hone in on a unique sound for this year’s Arctic Bazaar.