Sound Energy Harvest
Could you harvest energy through the sound of an electro-acoustic instrument? Sound Energy Harvest is a light-based music performance between Knurl and FAAB based on the processes of energy harvesting and storage, and reflecting on renewable energy sources. In this experience, we harvest electricity through the vibration movement of our instrument and transform it into light.
Photo credits: Suzette Bousema
Energy harvesting is no novel concept, through the ubiquity of solar power, which is one of the most easily available and powerful sources for ambient energy. Techniques for harvesting energy from other sources, for example, temperature differentials, radio frequencies, or vibration, is an active research field, as it allows running low-power devices in environments where readily or long-term access to electricity is absent.