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.