“Associative Audio Design” by de Bel

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    Associative Audio Design



    These associative objects are derived from similarities in form and function of everyday items, as well as wordplay. Retro components, perhaps considered futuristic in their time, are re-formed to create new, contemporary devices illuminating the dialogue between art and design.

    NAAITAFEL(sewing table) is a combination of functions. Instead of a needle from a record player, a sewing-machine needle is used. NOOTZUIGER (note sucker) is a harmonium (air organ) built into a device that also uses air pressure to operate a vacuum cleaner. STRATENSPELER (street player) is a device that makes urban patterns and textures audible. A microphone is used together with rotation to create an audio loop of the particular surface it’s placed on.

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