Aria-Glow: An Orchestra of Light and Sound

Aria-Glow stands out in the Westonbirt Enchanted Christmas Light Trail as a testament to the seamless integration of nature, technology, and art. Utilizing contact microphones and the innovative MAXmsp software, this installation transforms the simple act of touching a podium into an enchanting display of synchronized lights and sounds. Each interaction triggers an array of lights, complemented by a symphony of natural and musical sounds, precisely controlled through mixing DMX protocols.

The meticulous attention to detail in Aria-Glow also addresses the challenge of latency, ensuring a real-time response that enhances the interactive experience. This immediate feedback between the visitor's touch and the resulting sensory display is crucial in creating an immersive and magical atmosphere.

Beyond the interactive elements, the installation is enriched with a continuous soundscape of woodland sounds. This background audio adds depth to the experience, creating a tranquil and immersive environment that resonates with the natural beauty of the arboretum. Aria-Glow is a captivating journey, inviting visitors to engage in a playful yet serene exploration of light, sound, and nature's own rhythms.

Visual Designer: Luke Boast

Audio Designer: Luke Boast