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3D printed Sound Cells powered by Intel amaze at Vivid Sydney

June 8, 2016 • News

Three sound canopy installations were designed and 3D printed specifically for this year’s VIVID Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which for 23 days – from 27 May to 18 June 2016 – literally transforms the Harbour City.

Image credit: vividsydney.com

These strange looking creations are shaped like geometric clouds and have been 3D printed using Australia’s largest 3D printer; what they do is bring the magic of the Sydney Opera House outside.

The Sound Cells are also equipped with LED lights which interact with the music, thus creating a wonderful dynamic light show to go along with the beat.

The canopies were made from plastic sourced from recycled water bottles.

Sound Cells is a collaboration between Intel and Sydney Opera House, while the three Sound Cells currently placed outside Australia’s most famous music venue where designed by Australian artist Joe Crossley.

Image credit: twitter.com/intelanz

The Sound Cells contain speakers which are optically connected to Intel Broadcast Studios and will be playing live audio from inside the Opera House; when there are no musical events inside, the canopies will be playing immersive music programmed by Perth producer Ta-Ku every day from 18:00 – 23:00.

“These otherworldly, emotionally enriching pools of sound, vision and light are a place to sit, stand, lean, dance, and experience the Sydney Opera House like never before – bringing what happens inside the famous sails outside,” it says on VIVID Sydney’s website.

For more info about his amazing event, please go to http://www.vividsydney.com/

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