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"Cryoacoustic Orb" installation on March 23

posted Friday February 22, 2013


"Cryoacoustic Orb" is a sound installation that involves multiple illuminated polycarbonate orbs, filled with slowly melting ice. Hydrophones (underwater microphones) frozen inside the ice amplify the sounds of the melting process, which are electronically processed and spatialized throughout the darkened gallery space. The result is a unique ambient soundscape that evolves over the course of several hours.

Dr. Lee Weisert created "Cryoacoustic Orb" in collaboration with Dr. Jonathon Kirk (of North Central College) and will present it as a temporary installation in the South Gallery of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission to this installation is free and open to the public; the entrance to the installation is through the Morehead Rotunda.

Dr. Weisert is an assistant professor with UNC's music department and is a composer of instrumental and electronic music. Learn more about Dr. Weisert and his work through his personal website.