2011-2012 Light Supply: Museum of Outdoor Arts Denver (http://www.moaonline.org/)
2009 Tesla, Boulder, CO: Long Harp Exhibit
2007 Wired “NextFest”; invited exibit, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Wired “NextFest”; invited exhibit, NYC
2002 Tiche Galla, Lincoln Center NYC
The “Light Harps” are an immersive installations using movement and laser light to trigger sound.I have been creating light harps since the mid 1990′s. These harps have varied from art installations, to stage and performance installations and large outdoor sculptures.
What is a Light Harp:
A light harp is an interactive instrument played by breaking light beams. My light harps are not simple “on/off” devices…. When a user breaks a beam, the harps are able to tell how fast the person is moving and the height of their hand. This information allows my software to create complex and soft sounds that swell, and grow over time.
The Long harp is an indoor 60 string light sculpture designed for public play. It is part of my Light harp series, which includes several other large public interactive instruments dating back to 1990.
The best part about seeing The Long Harp in public is that you have moments when crowds flock to it and people start to play independently. In the group’s chaotic activity the piece comes to life, as if everyone where unknowingly participating in a musical symphony. Each of my light strings in The Long Harp can sense user movement, speed and tempo. Each string mixes its own library of sound to create a depth and tone that compliments public activity and random musical play.