EIRIK BRANDAL: ihscale
Eirik Brandal is an artist and composer currently based in Riga, LV. While originally studying music composition, his work has shifted toward electronic sound sculptures, looking to uncover the intrinsic beauty of circuits. By laying the circuits out in an architectural fashion, their context is changed from being functional objects to becoming objects of art. Sound and lights are used as a means to create a sense of transparency between the audience and the internal processes of the sculptures, with the aim of giving the sculptures the characteristics of independent communicative entities.
ihscale is a series of sculptures that creates clusters of sine waves whose pitches depend on the placement and amount of people in the room. Each sculpture is equipped with three pyroelectric infrared sensors that detect movement, and combined, they create zones in the room that trigger specific chords.