3 Sep 2015

Theta-R - a sound and light installation

From Our Changing World, 9:40 pm on 3 September 2015

By Alison Ballance

Jim Murphy and Mo Zareei silhouetted in front of their sonic installation, which is housed in a container to keep it out of the weather.

Jim Murphy and Mo Zareei silhouetted in front of their sonic installation, which is housed in a container to keep it out of the weather. Photo: Mo Zareei and Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy (left) and Mo Zareei in front of their audiovisual kinetic sculpture θr.

Jim Murphy (left) and Mo Zareei in front of their audiovisual kinetic sculpture θr. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

The Lux festival brought crowds to Wellington’s waterfront each evening last week, and among the works was θr, an audiovisual kinetic sculpture by Mo Zareei and Jim Murphy. Mo is a PhD student in mechatronics and sound at Victoria University, and Jim is a recent graduate of the same course.

Jim has been on Our Changing World previously in a story about Chime Red, a Victoria University collaboration between music and engineering students using three Tesla coils, the MechBass robotic bass guitar and robotic drums.

Mo has featured in a previous story about robotics and music of the future.

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