Light Hum uses a custom built AC sequencer console to control the brightness and sequence of 8 light bulbs. Each bulb has a photocell theremin attached to it to convert the light frequency into audio frequency. I used different photocells/phototransistors, resistors and capacitors to generate different tones. The heart of the AC sequencer is a board designed by Mark Kleback and Ezer Lichtenstein. This project is completely analog, no computers were used for the audio or the visuals.

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First performance at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY making music with light (December 9th, 2012)

The AC sequencer control station

The interior wire work

Lights and circuit boards used during first performance at Glasslands. Light sensors detect the amount of light, the brighter the light the higher the pitch.

Glasslands performance