Bubble Synth on ~Flow

The Bubble Synth at Night (image by Jill Tate)


The Bubbke Synth uses resonant chambers (three glass jars) as a basis for making sound.  The texture of the sound changes as the height of the water in the chambers changes.  A microphone picks up the sounds inside the jars and sends it to a range of filters (inside the log interface).

Sounds are created inside the jars in one of 3 ways: 

- Bubbles form the user hand-pumps (to left and right of the log)

- Bubbles from the overhead bellows

- Water trickes as the jars fill.


The height of the water in the jars was controlled by the chemical composition of the river.