Retro Product- Vacuum Cleaner Instrument | 2014

Sound Installation Performance | 2014

Retro Product- Vacuum Cleaner Instrument is a hybrid project which mixes analogue and digital sound and is displayed as an experimental sound performance. It is not just hacking a daily life machine, but also creating a nostalgic atmosphere from the point of the future.

During the performance, audiences can hear the original sound from the vacuum cleaner, which is the noise of the motor. Moreover, they can hear the particular melody when air flows through the reed. What’s more, Arduino, releases, ultrasonic sensors, and some electronic materials control motors and connect interfaces like a MIDI controller. By pressing the keyboard on the Vacuum Cleaner Instrument, microphone-recorded analogue sounds are sent to Pure Data to be processed, remixed, and finally played by speakers. In a nutshell, there are three elements of sound – the motor sound from the vacuum cleaner, the sound from the reed, and the live remix of the motor and reed. With a nostalgic soundscape and dense atmosphere, audiences can enjoy abundant sounds from Vacuum Cleaner Instrument.

Retro Product- Vacuum Cleaner Instrument, Sound Installation Performance | 2014

Retro Product- Vacuum Cleaner Instrument, Sound Installation Performance | 2014

Retro Product- Vacuum Cleaner Instrument, photo by Marta PCampos.

Retro Product- Vacuum Cleaner Instrument, photo by Marta PCampos.

Retro Product- Vacuum Cleaner Instrument, photo by Marta PCampos.