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2006 02 19
Finalist for the 21e Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal


Ondulation is a composition for water, sound and light. It employs a two-ton pool of water which is set into motion using sound. Beams of light are projected onto the surface of the water and reflect onto a projection screen. The pool becomes a "liquid mirror" that is slowly sculpted into perfect three-dimensional expressions of a musical composition. In turn, the light on the screen is modulated by the movement of the water into complex visual forms which maintain perfect congruity with their musical source. The resulting fusion of sensory experiences is a temporal sculpture: a construction of water, sound and light which evolves as a composition in time.

Ondulation, by Thomas McIntosh with Emmanuel Madan and Mikko Hynninen, was produced with the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quèbec in partnership with the Lume Media Centre in Helsinki and the SAT (Société des arts technologiques) in Montreal. Audio and lighting equipment for Ondulation is provided in part by Bryston Limited and Selecon.

[email this story] Posted by David Ross on 02/19 at 10:36 PM
  1. This is beautiful and amazing. I would like to see it.

    Posted by  on  02/20  at  03:04 AM

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