Nov
25
2013
<em>Microtonal Wall: 1,500 divisions of four octaves from C3 to C7</em>
 

Tristan Perich
Microtonal Wall: 1,500 divisions of four octaves from C3 to C7, 2011
Electronic circuit, 15×100 speakers, aluminum
4.5 ft x 25.5 ft / 137 x 777 cm
Installation view at MoMA

Microtonal Wall is a sonic installation featuring 1,500 speakers. It is the largest work to date by artist and composer Tristan Perich, who created the piece to explore 1-bit noise and pitch. An accumulation of mathematically derived frequencies fills the surface of the sculpture, which behaves as white noise when experienced at a distance. Upon close range, the musical sensation of pitch is audible, as each speaker rings with a distinct frequency.
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