ANDANTE, 2021

An interactive wave of light and sound that you can compose with your motions

In music and dance, “andante” refers to a slow tempo, or gradual, fluid motions. Bringing together highly mathematical principles of music theory, the tones are based loosely on a pentatonic scale, which is often found in traditional Chinese music and sounds as if it shifts fluidly between major and minor tonalities. Multiple layers of sound allow for both range and depth depending on the speed with which you move beneath each sensor. This scale seems to ebb and flow like the shape of ANDANTE or the leap of a dancer—connecting your motions to your auditory, tactile, and visual senses. Similarly, the shape of the sculpture is derived from a musical staff in which each light tube becomes a bar of music. 

ANDANTE and HELIX are a pair of sculptures positioned at opposite ends of the Paseo that are designed to combine mathematical, musical, and dance principles into interactive experiences that stimulate multiple senses. Trained as a dancer, musician, and architect, Lewin unifies all these disciplines in her work. Just as people can trigger sensors on Andante and Helix, the sculptures simultaneously activate the human senses—initiating a flow of energy between the artworks and the participants.

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