THE WARP WHISTLE PROJECT

The Warp Whistle Project is a cross-disciplinary collaboration that investigates the relationship between sonic and visual information by staging various points of intersection. Visually, the work has taken various physical forms including conventional painting formats, video, and site-specific installations. Sonically, each project integrates unique technologies (CMOS synthesizers, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, etc.) for the production of sound, motion, and light. 

We focus on the collision of multifarious forms and ideas as a way to uncover new problems for further investigation. As John Cage would say, we observe a working method “that, though coming from ideas, is not about them but produces them.”  Our practice is rooted in experimentation and freely draws inspiration from diverse theoretical and historical discourses.  Stops along this path to date have included theoretical physics, phenomenology, color theory, superseded scientific theories, video games, and 1950s science fiction.

Paul Schuette is a composer and sound artist. He received his D.M.A. from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 2013. He currently teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. 

Theory of Extramission:

Theory of Extramission, acrylic, glitter, and balsa wood on panel, LEDs, speakers, and electronics, 24"x24", 2016

Flowers:

Flowers, acrylic paint, spray paint, cardboard, wood, wire, speakers, motors, electronics, size variable, 2015

Nightly Light from Suns:

Nightly Light from Suns, acrylic paint, spray paint, Phototex, cardboard, speakers, wire, and electronics, left 88"x84" right 96"x102", 2015

Magenta:

Magenta, video installation, size variable, 2014

Vibrational #2:

Vibrational #2, acrylic on panel, speakers, electronics, panel sizes: 42"x42"x3"", 42"x42"x3"", 36"x36"x3", 30"x30"x3", 24"x24"x3", 2014

Vibrational #1:

Vibrational #1, acrylic on panel, speakers, electronics, 12"x12" panels, 2013

Catalog:

Check out and purchase a catalog of Virbrational #1 and Vibrational #2 from Blurb