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THE WIRED LAB is an artist led organisation evolving interdisciplinary art practices in rural Australia. We create opportunities for the research, production and presentation of projects that connect international and local artists with communities in new ways. Our curated programs and projects involve artists working from a regional context whilst producing outcomes of local and global relevance. Our activities range from skills development for young people, seniors, emerging and mid career artists, to the creation, presentation, publication and promotion of new works and major live arts projects.

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Rainwire – Flying V recording 24-4-2010
May 28, 2011
Rainwire – Flying V recording 24-4-2010

D Burraston – 28-05-2011
This is a brief post of an experimental recording of rainfall on the newly constructed Flying V wires  (43 minute excerpt – 24-4-2010).
 
Flying-V-eastwest-24-4-10-5pm-onwards-fishmans-RAIN by RAINWIRE

Waterproofing the recording gear…
Please see the previous Rainwire …

Rainwire – A test recording with new pickups
February 25, 2011
Rainwire – A test recording with new pickups

D Burraston – 25-02-2011
The Rainwire project forms part of an art/science initiative to investigate environmental sonification of land based natural rainfall using large-scale long wire instruments.
Feb 16th – Test rainfall sonification recording of newly installed pickups on …

Sonification of a NSW storm (8/12/2010)
December 17, 2010
Sonification of a NSW storm (8/12/2010)

Rainfall sonification recording of a NSW storm (8/12/2010) : A brief research report for the Rainwire project
D Burraston  
***NOV 2011 UPDATE***
Two Rainwire research papers have been accepted for publication:
Burraston, D. (2012) ‘Rainwire: Environmental Sonification of …

Bioacoustics and Wires
June 18, 2010
Bioacoustics and Wires

WIRED Lab – Bioaeolian I (2008)

The tapping/clicking sounds appear sparsely throughout the recording, very slight sounds, listen closely to hear them. The bioacoustic sounds are very similar to rustling and crackling, and also have …

Electromagnetic Pickup Experiments
June 17, 2010
Electromagnetic Pickup Experiments

Some images of experimental electromagnetic pickups and their placement. A mixed of bag of objects : pulse relays, transformers, ancient telephone mic & earpieces, disk drive rare earth magnets, tapeheads…

Many of the electromagnetic components shown …

Guitar Pickups
June 17, 2010
Guitar Pickups

Some images of the guitar pickups and their placement during an experimental recording session in August 2008. Note that in many of these experiments the pickups were positioned along the wire, which is a different …

Nature’s Microphone
June 16, 2010
Nature’s Microphone

The wires themselves are multifaceted and the often discussed aeolian tones are one of many interesting aspects. The Wires are also nature’s microphone, a true environmental sonification. Much animal life intereacts with them e.g. insects …

Wire Pickups & Preamps
May 31, 2010
Wire Pickups & Preamps

Lamb has been working with the wires for the past 30 years. During this time he developed a low cost technique of attaching ‘piezo’ stereo contact microphones (pickups) to make field recordings and listen to The …