Interactive Sound Installation: Blind Journey

Concept and sound design for interactive installation, exhibited at SHAMBA – Geheimnisvolle Gärtenräume, Bremen, 2008.

Entering a dark cabin, the visitor puts on a pair of headphones and is transported in the dark to various atmospheres. The visitor opens six cans, each containing a specific scent. Opening the can plays back ambient mixes of atmospheric sounds and lets the visitor experience through sound and smell.

Here are some sound output examples generated in real-time by the installation:

Garden

L.A. Market

Parisian Café

Party

Sea

Church

Visitors during the SHAMBA Event explore the inside of the cabin:

Constructing the cabin inside the TAB Building at the University of Bremen:

A view of the can-controllers which contained the various scents and controlled the sound generation process: