Suspended Drop

Minted on Sep 25, 2021
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Bodies in suspension awaiting the release of a beat drop that never comes. The video render is a 3-minute loop in forever ascending sound.

The tone behind the beat is a fractal sound called Shepard´ Scale.
"A Shepard tone, named after Roger Shepard, is a sound consisting of a superposition of sine waves separated by octaves. When played with the bass pitch of the tone moving upward or downward, it is referred to as the Shepard scale. This creates the auditory illusion of a tone that seems to continually ascend or descend in pitch, yet which ultimately gets no higher or lower." - Wiki

The first version of Suspended Drop was an AR piece commissioned by Anika Meier and Highsnobiety for the berlinberlin.ar exhibition in January 2021, at the height of lockdown and winter.

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