Set against the backdrop of an old Milanese seminary, the ‘Sonic Pendulum’ installation is made up of three structures supporting 30 pendulums.
Each pendulum is equipped with a speaker playing a calming ambient bassline, while artificial intelligence modulates sounds that are being made in the space – creating an "ever-evolving, meditative calming atmosphere.
This aural experience plays with the phenomenon of brainwave entrainment, where neural oscillations start to mimic those of outside sensory stimuli, such as music with a similar frequency. The soundscape mimics frequencies known to induce a state of relaxation.
Microphones are set up around the space, recording the surrounding sounds. Reacting to what is captured moment-to-moment, A.I. was trained to respond by creating relaxing and infinite compositions.