Son of Waterbull

solo for woodblock and sine wave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Son of Waterbull is a solo for wood block and sine wave without a performer.

A Pure Data (Pd) patch eternally struggles to establish equilibrium through a sequence of actions and an internal sensor system.  A small motor causes the frog-woodblock to be struck over and over on the nose.  A contact mic picks up picks up this activity.  With each received hit, the tempo is increased by 1 ms.  Furthermore, the current tempo is stepped up into the audio frequency range to proportionally a high pitch, several octaves above the percussive activity on the nose, and this is emitted from a transducer located under the frog’s hindquarters.  This goes on forever.