Coronium 3500: A Solarsonic Installation for Caramoor

Smallwood, Scott

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes the development, creation, and deployment of a sound installation entitled Coronium 3500 (Lucie’s Halo), commissioned by the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. The piece, a 12-channel immersive sound installation driven by solar power, was exhibited as part of the exhibition In the Garden of Sonic Delights from June 7 to Nov. 4, 2014, and again for similar duration in 2015. Herein I describe the aesthetic and technical details of the piece and its ultimate deployment, as well as reflecting on the results and the implications for future work.