Traffic I: Sound Art Installation

Poor quality screen capture from one particular installation.

Poor quality screen capture from one particular installation.

Traffic was a sound art installation exhibited in a number of galleries in Taiwan during the period of 2005 to 2007.

Now we are satiated and we find far more enjoyment in the combination of the noises of trams, backfiring motors, carriages and bawling crowd.

To excite and exalt our sensibilities, music developed towards the most complex polyphony and the maximum variety, seeking the most complicated successions of dissonant chords and vaguely preparing the creation of musical noise. The Art of Noises- Luigi Russolo

Traffic was a series of sound vignettes played through custom built speaker enclosures. Traffic communicated through sound various emotions felt during the daily commute through Hsinchu’s streets. A simple tone generator, digital processing and flash were the main tools used.