Variable 4

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installation

Created by James Bulley and Daniel Jones
With music contributions from Sami El-Enany

Variable 4 is an outdoor sound installation that translates weather conditions into musical patterns in real time. Using meteorological sensors connected to a custom software environment, the weather itself acts as conductor, navigating through a map of twenty-four specifically-written movements.

Every aspect of the piece, from broad harmonic progressions down to individual notes and timbres, is influenced by changes in the environment: wind, rainfall, sunlight, humidity, and temperature. The resultant composition is performed over an indeterminate duration through eight loudspeakers integrated into the landscape.

Created by James Bulley and Daniel Jones
With music contributions from Sami El-Enany

Variable 4 is an outdoor sound installation that translates weather conditions into musical patterns in real time. Using meteorological sensors connected to a custom software environment, the weather itself acts as conductor, navigating through a map of twenty-four specifically-written movements.

Every aspect of the piece, from broad harmonic progressions down to individual notes and timbres, is influenced by changes in the environment: wind, rainfall, sunlight, humidity, and temperature. The resultant composition is performed over an indeterminate duration through eight loudspeakers integrated into the landscape.