Staged on the northern beach of Siglufjörður, Iceland the Seaquencer is an interactive sound installation which allows visitors to engage with the rounded stones on the beach. 8 triggers play samples recorded around the town during the Reitir 2016 collaborative workshop. Participants engage with the work by placing the rounded stones in the sand. An arm holding the 8 triggers can be turned by the audience; when a trigger touches a rock in the sand, a sample is played. The project can become social and actually requires people's interaction for the work to be complete. The project was created by Raphaël Alexandre and Will Owen-- with additional sound design and encouragement by Tytti Arola and construction work, supervision and wisdom by Jonas Delhaye.
Raphaël Alexandre always loved that sweet spot between art and technology. With a background in computer science engineering, he collaborated for years with sound designers and musicians to create video games (Darkworks / Ubisoft) and innovative music tools (Everyday Looper).
For a couple of months now, he has been exploring the possibilities beyond software by adding electronic into the mix. Currently he's part of a lovely multidisciplinary team (Les Fondeurs de Roue) that is working on resurrecting, with a modern twist, an old merry-go-round in Paris.
Will Owen originally from North Carolina, US is an artist, composer, and curator currently based in Queens, NY and Philadelphia, PA. Currently, he is an artist in residence at Flux Factory (NYC) and a curator at Little Berlin Gallery (Philadelphia, PA). Will works mainly with Sound, Installation Design, and Food.