DANDELION PROJECT

​From concept to final form...

Dandelion Seed...

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First Drawings and Porportional studies...

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Dandelion seed is a symbol of life. Its flying and hovering own nature shows fragility and simpleness in life's propagation.

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Dandelion Seed...

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Concept Stage

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Dandelion seed is a symbol of life. Its flying and hovering own nature shows fragility and simpleness in life's propagation.





 

Equilibrium and final form were anticipated by 30cm wood models

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First suspension attempts used high performance fishing lines...

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Later, MIDI interface was attached to the other boards expanding dandelion´s expressive possibilities to live performance. 

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Equilibrium and final form were anticipated by 30cm wood models

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Prototype Stage

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Early Dandelion prototypes have been developed to solve three main issues:



> Form

> Balance and Hovering methods

> Electronics and electromechanics



 

Dandelion generative music is inspired on bacterial exponential growth.

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a closed 12 semitone system represents 12 potential living bacteria.

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Different intervalic or spacial relationships can be triggered from a central matrix to build different growing patterns and consequent intervalic sound textures.

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Dandelion generative music is inspired on bacterial exponential growth.

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Software

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Dandelion automatic sound generation is controlled by a generative algorithm developed in MAX/MSP software. 
Its logic is inspired on bacterial exponential growth. 

 

A solid iron cast central piece was build. This is the heart of Dandelion.

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It´s development took into account the integration of a solid, reliable and small solenoid based percussion mechanism.

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As a solution, an inner skeleton structure of cubic tubes were made.

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A solid iron cast central piece was build. This is the heart of Dandelion.

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Final sound sculpture development

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The final object has been developed with the collaboration of Hugo Dominguez.

Main issues to solve were:


> Central Joint

> Mechanical Transmission

> Lever Issues





 

Oliverio Duhalde

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Getting ready for first hanging test...

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Dandelion final assembling.

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Oliverio Duhalde

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Dandelion Assembling

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Assembling at Espacio Fundación Telefónica.



 

DANDELION - Oliverio Duhalde

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DANDELION - Oliverio Duhalde

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DANDELION - Oliverio Duhalde

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DANDELION - Oliverio Duhalde

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Expostition at Espacio Fundacion Telefónica (2013)