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Voldemārs Johansons
Year: 2006

Sine function is described as harmonic vibration around a centre value: a mirror-symmetric oscillation. It is the most common wave shape, and is often encountered in nature, including ocean waves, sound waves, wind, and light waves. The sinestorm installation explores the interactions that arise from adding together a large number of sinusoidal sound waves: they create harmonies, beatings, and countless interference patterns forming an intense pulsating soundscape, combining both natural and technological qualities. The installation creates a sine dominant world, where one can experience being inside a field of "artificial" sound, based on mathematical knowledge and that of natural sciences. The physical installation is realised as an isolated sound room, equipped with eight speakers and a video projection displaying the three-dimensional control structures on the ceiling of the room.

Voldemārs Johansons (Latvia) is an artist who works with audio and data, creating compositions, installations and performances. His works are connected with acoustics and sound processing, exploring spatial, physical aspects and interaction within a context of real and virtual environments and their hybrids. Voldemars focuses on the application of synthesis of multidimensional data and control structures as generative sources in the acoustic and visual sphere. He currently studies electronic music in the Hague, at the Institute of Sonology.

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