We are increasingly listening to computerized sounds. The digital standard ignores the unique nature of a person creating and influencing acoustic sounds himself, Pieter-Jan Pieters says. With Soundscape he intends to make us rediscover how we can play with sounds. “Sound is influenced by material, space, or pressure. It will always take on the timbre of the space the sound is sent across, and every material has its own sound.” This glass cocoon, with two corks acting as a microphone and speaker, allows us to hear how this works. When it is empty, the effect is of a ringing tone; when it is filled with feathers, the sound is dampened, and water gives yet another experience. The cocoon thus produces a series of unique sounds that are a far cry from the prefabricated sounds from a computer.

Pieter-Jan Pieters graduated cum laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011, and his projects are widely awarded. In 2012 Pieters founded OWOW, theomnipresentworldofwizkids, a studio focused on innovation, design, technology, engineering and fun. OWOW is about being as “free and untamed as a child in a grownup and mature world”.

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