This is a thermal print on till receipt roll paper 80mm wide. It is the waveform of the spoken word 'nothing'.
This is an example from preparation done for an installation and workshop with children, who were able to sample and then print out the waveform of their own voices.
When assembled on the inside of a large drum and scanned with a thin strip of light, a composition using the human voice as a source was created.
The waveform strips could be cut in any direction, reversed or montaged together.
12 tracks could be scanned, either one at a time or several multiple tracks selected, with abrupt cuts or soft fades between them programmed into the light scanner as an interactive element.
A strange acoustic soundtrack emerged, a spiritual tonal chant or a chaotic percussive vocal horror.