Amplified Bricks at "Naked Noise"

 

Bricks cast with embedded audio electronics allow the ubiquitous building module to function as a sound object. The performance features a selection of bricks from a system being developed to construct full-scale sonically active architectural environments. Made from a range of materials—concrete, plaster, and silicone—each brick expresses its unique sonic signature when activated by a performer or stacked upon another, resulting in physical feedback. 

A compilation of clips from Ithaca Underground's 9th Annual "Naked Noise" group improv ensemble. For this video, direct audio was recorded and mixed with the sounds from the ambient space.

Naked Noise 9 organized by Ithaca Underground

Photos by Claire McClusky and Benjamin Torrey  

Community School of Music and Arts in Ithaca, New York

2018