3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge


Paul DeMarinis
Santana Row
01SJ Festival
May 22 – June 18, 2008
RainDance is a classic work in the history of interactive art, which has never been installed in California, the home of Stanford professor, Paul DeMarinis.

RainDance is an interactive sound installation by electronic media artist Paul DeMarinis. The installation uses water to create non-water sounds. Jets of water modulated by audio signals carry sound vibrations that are inaudible to the human ear. The sounds cannot be heard until the water jet is intercepted by a large umbrella. The sound is then decoded and resonated from the surface of the umbrella. The umbrella thus becomes a new and different kind of loudspeaker.

Diverse electronic and acoustic material is modulated onto the streams so that people strolling along under the water jets can listen to, mix, modify, and sequence a variety of sonic material, ranging from musical standards to rhythmic and electronic music.

A Santana Row Shuttle Service will leave every hour on the hour from 10 am – 2 pm from Circle of Palms in Downtown San Jose to Santana Row on Saturday June 7th. The shuttle will return every half an hour from 10 am – 2pm from the concierge booth at Santana Row.