Speaker Experiments

Speaker Experiments

The second phase of the project (2019-2020) deals with exposing the physical, electro-magnetic and sonic aspects of audio speakers to create various tactile sculptural instruments. For this, Sheppard worked in collaboration with instrument-makers Karl Ekdahl/Knas, Victoria Shen and Valdemar Kristensen/Ekkoflok, who each added particular expertise to the experimenting phase of the project. Planar speakers made from different materials the experiments consisted of exploring flat speakers and their potential for kinetic movement, resonance capacities, integrating electronic “bendable” circuits into the planar speaker, and creating work flows. For a glimpse of some of the experiments, see the video archive of tests here.

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