Spectrum is a sound installation that mixes a range of sounds from several local radio stations, generated sine tones, and white noise.

The sounds are emitted by 23 speakers placed around a bicycle wheel and hooked up to several FM receivers. Each tuned to a certain frequency, they pick up and play specific sounds of the area coming from local radio stations. FM Transmitters are used to insert generated sine tones coming from a Max/MSP patch. Several activations of the installation were performed to rotate the wheel similarly to a musical instrument.

Site: Espectro Electromagnético Sound Artist Residency

Materials: 23 Speakers, bicycle wheel, audio interface with 8 stereo outputs, 4 FM transmitters and receivers, computer running Max7/MSP.

Documentation of the residency provided by Espectro Electromagnético :