Week 2-NIME-In-class documentation-synthesis instrument

In week 2`s lecture, we learnt how to assemble 555 or amplifier. I chose to assemble the amplifier in class because I thought this might works together with my piesel disk. It took me a long time to finish this and it took longer than I expected due to the complicated circuit.

Later for this week, I tried to dismantle the toy I brought to the class. The result looks pretty well. I have been able to explore where the speaker is and how the circuit works under the guidance of Antonius. I managed to create the rhythm by the  “barf” of little dogs. However, unfortunately, I burnt the circuit one day before the performance. I have to think about new ideas.

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Last time, when we were asked to make instrument that amplified the sound of lipstick painted on the napkin. Whats more, Therefore, I have picked a song from a lipstick“I got you” advertisement and matched with the pound of lipstick on the napkins. I used it as the sound of drums and match with the rhythm of beats of the song. I had also received some suggestions towards my instrument last time. I should works on my performance perspective and improve on how the audience will perceive your performance. Therefore, for this time, I have tried to make the theme of lipstick advertisement as explicit as possible to the audience. Thus, I have designed to paint the lipstick on the napkin and pick up the napkin, cover it on my mouth. I tried to show the normal lipstick advertisement content.

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Below is my performance in class:

After class, from the feedback of our classmates, I knew that audience may perceive different perspective with your theme. It might be a hard thing to let your audience know what you want to express immediately. Also, make the performance attractive all the time is also a thing to consider.

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