Locust Wrath is a synthesizer specially designed and programmed for the piece “Locust Wrath” (it has no other purpose). When you log on to the dedicated local network at the performance venue, the app will start to receive data and create a stream of sounds. Indicate your position by clicking on the map. The sound from your device integrates with that from others’ to become parts of an extended, ad hoc auditory display. The music is a sonification of climate data predictions into the future, covering a large geographical area.
Concept, interaction design, and server programming: PerMagnus Lindborg
Design assistance, GUI, and client programming: David Liu Yuning
Climate data provided by Dr. Liong Shie-Yui and the Tropical Marine Science Institute, NUS.