Celestial Sound Cloud
Sorry, we’re resting this show for 2017
For The 28th-31st 2016 July Eleanor Hooper has been commissioned by Kendal Calling festival with Walk The Plank to create an interactive sound and light installation inspired by Cosmic Nebulas. The installation is called the Celestial Sound Cloud – read more about it here…
Celestial Sound Cloud – an interactive light and sound installation.
Interact with stars in distant galaxies, make the planets sing the music of the spheres as you dance beneath a Celestial Cloud floating in the canopy of Lost Eden’s enchanted woodland. Play with the cloud to make you own music or lie back, be bathed in sound and colour whilst your friends and family dance to make the Celestial Cloud sing for you.
Will a new star be awakened inside you?
The Celestial Sound Cloud explores the relationship between nature and technology, and asks whether human symbiosis with technology can draw us closer to nature by play.
The fibre optics and movement sensors have been chosen for making the installation in order to reflect technologies that are employed in our age towards actions/policies of fear and hope and subtly asks the question do we need to grasp for the stars in desperation of creating a new eden or can we keep our feet firmly planted on planet earth and playfully recover communication with our nature.
How it works
When the audience move beneath individual focused sensors hidden in the cloud they will activate a sound which in turn will activate the colour of light groups to change. Audience can trigger up to 5 movement sensors interacting with the cloud and dancing to play it like an instrument.
The sound will be human voice, each sensor/light/audio unit emitting a single tone or melody that can be sustained or played like a rhythm by the audience – depending on how they wish to move, when all 5 notes are activated it will make a chord or a melody. There will be a cycle of chords to stimulate different moods and atmospheres
Technologist – Kyle Hirani
Composer – Chris Davies
Rigging and fabrication – Pete Gunson