Nicola Rae + Digital Maker Collective : Sonic Sensing
Sonic Sensing: with surface speakers, contact microphones and sound visualisations

TATE EXCHANGE, 5th floor, Switch House, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1.

Durational participative experiment with the Digital Maker Collective, University of the Arts London: 8th Feb - 22nd March 2017.

Presented at Re-Animating Materiality through Sound, an event curated by Sadhna Jain at TATE EXCHANGE Projects Space on 22nd March, 2017.

8th March, 2017: second day of experiments with surface speakers placed on the windows of Tate Exchange overlooking the Thames.

Participants activated the windows of Tate Exchange to become sonically interactive through placing surface speakers against them. A sonic environment of recordings of foghorns and bell buoys from America could be heard, as well as radio waves received from Outer Space and a dripping tap tap from a studio sink in Deptford.


22nd March, 2017: third day of experiments with surface speakers and contact microphones placed on the windows of Tate Exchange connected to live sound visualizations.

Contact microphones were attached to the windows picking up the sonic vibrations of the surface speakers that then activated sound visualizations projected onto the architectural structures inside Tate Exchange.




This SONIC SENSING project was developed and adapted over two previous Digital Maker sessions at Tate Exchange ( 8th Feb and 8th March ) to become its present form. On 22nd March it was presented at Re-Animating Materiality through Sound curated by Sadhna Jain in the Project Space of TEX (12.00 - 2.00 pm) and was participated with during the afternoon (2.00 - 5.00 pm).



8th Feb, 2017: first day of experiments with Arduinos + OLED screens coded with open source oscilloscopes and glitched texts.