White Noise

Posters and audio-responsive visuals for White Noise—an experimental sound event at the Royal College of Art.

Letterpress posters which reflect the improvisational nature of many White Noise performances. Starting at the least experimental point possible—one typeface, one size, centred—after every few prints the type was moved on the press to mix-and-match different layouts, resulting in more than 20 different variations. The colours used were taken from the names of other types of noise—pink, blue, grey (printed in silver) and orange.

For the event itself, we produced a series of audio-reactive visuals using a mixture of analogue and digital technologies. Scanned letterpress prints created a flickering typographic projection, which was then distored or augmented based on the sounds being played. A moiré pattern generator was also created which made patterns based on the qualities of whatever sound was being played.