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Night Sun (6/6) – Location & Installation

Night Sun (6/6) – Location & Installation

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

Musicbox with cogs and a plinth By the start of the final week of production, we had a finished recording, finished story, code that was almost working, and an Arduino rig that worked. Next: making the musicbox turn the rotary encoder: 1. I added a cog onto a wooden platform, that would be turned when […]

Night Sun (5/6) – Arduino & Javascript

Night Sun (5/6) – Arduino & Javascript

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

So far I’ve talked about the music, story and photos. Let’s package those together (as they will be in the final installation) and call them ‘Media’. The physical music-box will need to control the Media. Therefore, I needed to develop an interface between the Physical Installation and the Media. I would also need to have […]

Night Sun (4/6) – Photography

Night Sun (4/6) – Photography

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

I’ve wanted to work with Dan on a project for a while. Last year he opened Derby’s first commercial traditional photographic darkroom (for a while), The Photo Parlour. The brief: City at night / the hidden city / darkness and light We met up for a coffee and talked reference points about some references and […]

Night Sun (3/6) – Story

Night Sun (3/6) – Story

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

Adding a written narrative to Night Sun would do two things: 1. Be a layer where Light Night’s themes of Hope & Peace (WW1 centenary) could be more obviously explored. 2. Be the part that leads people on to find out more – turning the handle of the music box to reveal segments of the […]

Night Sun (2/6) – Music

Night Sun (2/6) – Music

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

The sound of a music-box can be pretty transportive. They sound innocent, brittle, beautiful. They can also sound pretty spooky in the right context (empty room with a rocking rocking chair/Candyman). I love writing with a music-box because they’re quite restrictive. No sharp or flat ‘tines’, so you’re writing in Cmajor or thereabouts. Although the […]

Night Sun (1/6) – Introduction

Night Sun (1/6) – Introduction

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

In December 2013 I was asked to pitch a concept for an outdoor musical installation to be part of Light Night in Nottingham. Light Night is one night where Nottingham is filled with new entertainment, music, installations and projections for all ages. The theme of the event for 2014 linked in with commemorations taking place […]