Chemo Singing Bowl

The Chemo singing bowl is 3D printed from a year of blood pressure recorded during chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. This version of the acoustic sonification singing bowl introduces 3D splines as a way of mapping the data into the form. The irregularity of the dataset makes for inharmonic and dissonant acoustic effects.

it sounds exactly as I imagine to have sounded while having chemo! It’s painful to experience it, but quite accurate – the sound is dry and heavy, without much resonance, just like I felt!” Maja Kuzmovic

For further information on Acoustic Sonification see

Barrass, S. (2015) Diagnosing Blood Pressure with Acoustic Sonification Singing Bowls, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, September 2015.

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