Resonate reactivates weaving and singing traditions of the island of Tinos through technological experimentation. For two years art and design group Hypercomf (Paola Palavidi and Ioannis Koliopoulos) collected recordings of folk songs and studied how these songs were influenced by naturally occurring sounds such as waves, wind, and rustling leaves. As the connections between climate and culture surfaced, Hypercomf began coding weather data into a visual language of symbols and transforming them into melodies generated by sonification software. Through their collaboration with the Industrial School of Women in Tinos and Stylianos Dimou (Ph.D., Music, Columbia), their weather symbols were woven into textiles, and an interactive sonic wall installation was created to facilitate the local community’s tactile engagement with their island’s soundscapes in an immersive audiovisual environment.
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