The project is an exploration of a sound composition transposed into woven patterns.
The sound piece uses recordings of the rhythmic noises produced by a Jacquard loom. The loom operates on computer software, which enables designers to reproduce complex imagery into cloth. For these particular sound recordings the software has processed sound frequency patterns and the loom simulated the imagery of the patterns through the woven cloth. The textile is woven with wool, cashmere, silk and cotton and is a visual representation of the 02:57min composition. The design of the cloth originates from a collection of images, generated by the analysis of the sound piece in audio synthesis software and edited in different frames per minute.
This opticoacoustic installation emphasises on the relationship between music composition and textile design. Both composer and textile designer have worked with rhythm, sequence and pattern to create two different artifacts generated from the same originating sound source.
Composer – Timothy Maryon