Whatever happened to Distance Music and the Train Horn concept?
I want to catch up with you on the progress made since my October 2014 attempt at Lake Eola for 30 musicians and 7 train horns on swan boats (Wow, it’s been 7 ½ years!). Since then, I’m happy to report that the project has:
- Vastly improved, custom radio telemetry from Mike Gerstweiler of Pribusin, Inc
- Redesign and fabrication of the whole Distance Organ apparatus., thanks to Pribusin, Inc.
- Budgeting to expand from 7 to 9 separate apparatuses (pitches)
- Creation of a Unity application for the design and demonstration of installations, thanks to my son, Christopher
- Identified technology to bring on-the-ground geo-positioning accuracy to within 1 meter anywhere in the US or Europe
- Acquired twelve 5W Motorola walkie-talkies for ground control and communications
Most importantly, my biggest win is you – for supporting me through it all, encouraging me to not give up on this oddly disruptive approach to the musical experience. I haven’t thanked you nearly enough! THANK YOU!
Here are My Current Challenges:
1. The note durations from the horns need to be as short as possible: under 125ms
2. Some of the Train Horns need to be tuned
3. The telemetry is fast, but early tests reveal too short of a range
I need your help in finding solutions! Please let me know if you have an interest in acoustics, geometry, code writing, pneumatics, or radio and would like to contribute your ideas on how to SOLVE THESE CHALLENGES. Email me at email@example.com
I look forward to working with you. This will be fun! I have a second set of active ear protection for you for experimentation…..