Published Jul 11, 2013Marc De Pape first emerged as a member of Calgary's now-defunct Reverie Sound Revue before moving on music video work, but the Toronto-based artist has unveiled a unique new invention called the Chime.
Using the Chime, De Pape aims to transform Toronto's city noises into music. Inspired by wind chimes, De Pape's website [via AUX] explains that the machine consists of "18 sensors measuring 27 parameters assembled to poetically translate the impulses and flows of the everyday city into sound."
The Chime has been used to create 14 different ambient soundscapes. These are available to watch in video format (with visuals from the location it was recored) over at Vimeo. They have also been collected onto a digital album called I Can't Tell If You're Coming or Going, which is available from Bandcamp. The songs can be streamed below, along with a video trailer illustrating the Chime, what it sounds like and what sets it off.
For videos, photos or more information, but sure to check out De Pape's website, where you can download his full 106-page thesis about the Chime.
More of his projects are available to check out here.