ICC Kids Program 2010 "What Sounds Do We Hear?"

Drawing Sounds / Playing Pictures

Let's Make Sounds with Drawing Pictures
“DrawSound” 2008/10
JO Kazuhiro

“DrawSound” is a device that “draws sounds” and “plays pictures.” A special Diamond Touch table identifies the movement used to draw on paper with a brush and transforms the movement into sound so the act of drawing is expressed as sound and a record of the performance is expressed in the form of a picture. This device enables you to experience empirically the “draw sounds” and “play pictures” actions that early 20th century painter Wassily KANDINSKY, modern music composer Iannis XENAKIS, and many other artists have attempted. Diamond Touch table provided by: Circle Twelve Inc.
Equipment cooperation: Fostex Company

JO Kazuhiro

Born in 1977, JO Kazuhiro is a researcher and artist. He graduated from the Kyushu Institute of Design (now the Kyushu University Faculty of Design) and completed the doctoral course at the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. After working at the Software Development Laboratory, Software Division, IBM Corporation, the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, and the Culture Lab, Newcastle University, he took up his current position as Assistant Professor at the Art Media Center, Tokyo University of the Arts. His main projects include “The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA,” “Chiptune Marching Band,” “aeo,” and “dorkbot tokyo.”Past Exhibition / Event