For my sound machine I have a two main ideas, but my primary one is a simple device for exploring sound and line in space. I want to amplify the sound of a stick-like object being dragged across objects, walls and floors in a pitch black room. The only suggestion of location will be created through the audio location queues and a single strong light attached to the end of the stick. I am interested in the combination of the simple suggestions of location and the subtle textural sounds of an object being dragged across another.
Nam June Paik’s Random Access
The beginning part of this video documentation of this audio visual performance By Claus van Bebber & Michael Vorfeld called Schallplattenkonzert und Lichtspele
Should I use a contact mic? What Microphone would be the best at picking up the subtle sounds of being dragged across a surface?
Does it matter if the amplified sound travel with the object?
Anyone know of any similar projects?