Sound Sculptures

Author and Creator Sergey Filatov
Humanity produces many different technologues to simplify
your life. When a device stops performing its functions for one reason or another, it is put aside or disposed of.

The author's project of Sergey Filatov develops the idea of restarting life in the same forms, but with a new purpose.

"Secundo Vita" is a series of technological sound objects created from recycled components of specialized equipment. Defective ship's gyrocompass, for example, turns into a case of the author's hybrid modular synthesizer "Ionosfera"; sound sculptures "Interpreter" and "RandomTala" radiators of motherboard cooling systems become the source of the sound in "Platosonus"; quartz discs for telescopes reveal its acoustic properties in the sculpture "Parallel touch".

The objects designed in the series consistently embody the principle of continuous variability, typical for natural phenomena. Presented as a total sound installation, they reorganize sound in space, embodying the idea of acoustic awareness.

The reused specialized technique in Filatov's works changes its original purpose: new connections are formed inside the object, the location of wires is changed, missing components are added - so the electronics become acoustics. Its technical embodiment is given by the desired sound.

Since 2013, the project has been developing the idea of an integrated approach in contemporary art, combining the principles of sound art, kinetic art, techno art and recycling art.
Long wave: 150-400 kHz

The sound texture is based on captured radio frequencies in the range of 150-400 kHz.
Objects communicate with each other using the language of clicks and hum.
The frequency range and the panorama are determined according to the controller commands in random mode.

Equipment: radio, controller, servo and speaker

Year of creation-2018

Participant of the exhibition project "private life of radio frequencies", Central Museum of communication.S. A. Popova, St. Petersburg, 2018






ClickingCoil
The formation process of a sound polyrhythmic structure is determined by the change of the magnetic field in the wire coils with steel cores. The moving elements of the device are in contact with the coil cores, the sequence of this process is run by the controller. According to the set mode, the relay in real time delivers to the coil voltage from 24 to 220 V.

Equipment: controller, coils and relay
Materials: steel, aluminum, wood and plastic

Year of creation-2018

Participant of the exhibition project "Performative sound sculptures", in collaboration with Jacob Remin (Denmark), in the GROUND gallery and the SA_gallery in Electromuzeum, Moscow, 2018





SonoContour
Sound sculpture "SonoContour"

The acoustic properties of the two materials, aluminum and nickel silver, are revealed as a result of contact with the moving parts of the structure.
Manage dynamic part of intsallation is carried out by means of commands of the controller.

Materials: glass, steel, aluminum, Nickel silver and plastic.
Equipment: controller and stepper motor.

Year of creation — 2018




Orpheus. Song to whales
Music is born as a result of the influence of the magnetic field on the strings stretched in the vertical position. An alternating magnetic field is formed by changing the speed of rotation of the flywheel with neodymium magnets. The speed control of the DC motor is carried out with an Arduino controller.

The sound sculpture is in the collection of the Center for contemporary art named S. Kuryokhin, St. Petersburg

Year of creation - 2016

Participant in a multimedia exhibition "Technoart. Open source art", Moscow, 2016

The winner in the nomination "The best media object" of the international Award of contemporary art named after S. Kuryokhin.
Parallel touch
Kinetic sound sculpture

Two quartz discs are arranged in parallel horizontal planes. As a result of contact with the discs, the glass balls form a meditative rhythmic pattern.

Equipment: DC motors with a reducer.
Materials: quartz, glass, steel and Plexiglas.

Year of creation 2017

Participant of the sound sculptures show of Sergey Filatov at the Hermitage General Staff Building within the Intellectual marathon of the International cultural forum, St. Petersburg 2017.
Platosonus
Percussion sound sculpture

Constantly changing sound is formed as a result of the action of suspended motors-eccentrics on the plates of radiators. Control is carried out with the help of Arduino controller.

Year of creation 2017

Participant of the sound sculptures show Sergey Filatov at the Hermitage General Staff Building within the Intellectual marathon of the International cultural forum, St. Petersburg 2017.

Participant of the 7th international festival of audiovisual and digital art PLUMS FEST, Moscow 2017.
RandomTala
The name is derived from 'random' and 'tala' (sanskr.) - rhythm.

12 vertically stretched strings in real time form a non-repeating rhythmic pattern in space. Rotating around its own axis, the flywheel shifts three plectrums along a circular trajectory. The rotation speed and direction of movement is set to random numbers.

The sound of each of the twelve strings has its continuation in a multi-channel speaker system distributed in the space of the room. Due to the psychoacoustic property of the human auditory system to perceive the phantom image between the sound signals coming from different sides, there is a formation of a single sound image.

In a multi-channel installation, a person feels the sound space, its spaciousness, fullness and transparency in more detail.

Equipment: Arduino controller, stepper motor and strings
Materials: steel, brass, ebonite and graphite

Year of creation 2017
ElectroLire
Five pairs of vertically stretched strings oscillate under the influence of an alternating magnetic field, generating microtonal harmonic sound waves. The speed of rotation of the flywheels is determined by the controller commands.

Equipment: Arduino controller, DC motors, magnetic pickups and strings.
Materials: aluminum and steel.

Year of creation-2017

Participant of the exhibition program of the international project WaterFront, as a part of a sound sculpture "Bathyscaphe imo-87", with the support of the Danish Institute of culture. Saint Petersburg-Helsinki-Copenhagen, 2017

MDC quartet
The percussion composition is created in real time on the basis of the interaction of four DC motors with plates attached to the flywheels made of textolite.

Control is carried out with the help of software.
Equipment: DC motors, steel platform (base), plates of PCB and steel, controller.

Year of creation 2016

Participant of the international forum of contemporary art "Aposition XII", St. Petersburg 2016
Station "Impulse – 3"
Kinetic sound installation

Constantly changing sound pattern is born from the material itself: acoustic properties of aluminum alloys are revealed as a result of interaction with suspended elements of the composition. Objects are driven by DC motors that are powered by the controller in random numbers.

Sound sculpture is in the collection of the Center of contemporary art named S. Kuryokhin, St. Petersburg

Year of creation 2015

Participant of the festival of synthesis of arts CROSS ART in the Museum and gallery of modern art Erarta, St. Petersburg 2015

Member of Sergey Filatov's solo exhibition at the Museum of nonconformist art, St. Petersburg 2015 and exhibition at the Electromuseum, Moscow 2015

Winner of the Prize in the field of contemporary art named after S. Kuryokhin in the nomination "The best work of visual art" 2015
Interpreter
Author's player of 7-inch vinyl discs.

Its peculiarity is in playing the material from two tracks at the same time. As a result, two mono tracks with different content are heard. In random mode pickups change their location relative to the plane of the disk, obeying the commands of the controller. The body of the player is made from the central part of the ship's gyrosphere.

Year of creation 2017

Participant of the sound sculptures show Sergey Filatov at the Hermitage General Staff Building within the Intellectual marathon of the International cultural forum, St. Petersburg 2017.

Participant of the 7th international festival of audiovisual and digital art PLUMS FEST, Moscow 2017.

Participant of the exhibition program "SOUNDART: space of sound" and the festival of science and art "Protoart" In the Central exhibition hall "Manege", St. Petersburg 2017

Participant of the international popular science festival of modern technologies, science and creativity GEEK PICNIC, St. Petersburg and Moscow 2017
Synesthetic interaction
Audiovisual installation is a complex of several sound devices. The visual range is formed on the basis of the received sound data.
Control is carried out by Arduino controller.
Year of creation 2014
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