Helen Leigh : Sonic Circuit Sculptures
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Helen Leigh is an educator, writer and artist who has created a series of sonic circuit sculptures which experiment with sound in combination with freeform, organic-looking electronics.
None The sonic circuit sculpture creatures featured in this post are a series of interactive sound art installations. The creatures were made by Helen Leigh in collaboration with sound designer and composer Andrew Hockey. The videos below demonstrate two of the creatures: one a synthy bass creature with two modes of modulation and the other a harp-like melodic creature.

The first creature has a pitch range of one octave, is tuned to C minor and the rightmost limbs trigger two effects: a tremolo and a delay. It is made of brass, solder and paper, and is powered by a Bela Mini and PocketBeagle.

The second creature is tuned to C harmonic minor and has a three octave range from left to right. It is made of steel wire, solder and paper, and is powered by a Bela cape and BeagleBone Black.
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★ Lauri Wuolio : These mysterious sculptures are inviting touch. Their visual aesthetics match the sound in a beautiful way and their organic and slightly chaotic form separates them from being instruments. If there were plants that make sound, I could imagine them looking and behaving something like this.
★ Ross Portugeis : Always liked kinetic art. This speaks to the Visual and Auditory senses. Nominate for the (Bowie) "Sound & Vision" Award!
★ Sara Valentine : so peaceful and simple, love the visual as much as the sound. want to see it marching or surrounded by a wall of noise and then float into silence and then, this....
Helen Leigh : Hacker, writer, musician, presenter, educator, artist & self-professed nerd
The maker Helen Leigh
Portland, Oregon
Helen Leigh is a hacker, writer, musician, presenter, educator, artist & self-professed nerd. She is the author of The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics and the creator of the MINI·MU glove. Now Head of Community at Crowd Supply.
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