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Social Distortion

metal, plastic, electronics
2013
Social Distortion

“Social Distortion” takes a traditional radio device and turns it into sound art. The concept of the piece is also similar to my other works in that there is some influence of Chaos Theory in the piece.

The piece’s intent is to turn the radio into a sound instrument in that it will do repeated sweeps across the spectrum while performing the same pot adjustments to the sound manipulation circuits.

The sequence gets started by a viewer pressing a button that triggers a power antenna and then the radio begins dial tuning and sound manipulation in chaotic sequence of repeated turns and motions. The piece then turns itself off after about 2 minutes - awaiting the next press of the button...

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