Pattern Perception Pattern Recognition
A Pocket Installation: sequenced alert electronics
12 Piezo buzzers.
4 Battery holders.
4 cardboard boxes.
Four groups of three piezo sounders independently sequenced with differing
simple patterns and tempos. The components are placed in responce to the shape
and accustics of the particular space in which it is presented.
It can be seen that a steady train of buzzes, when every buzz is the same as
the other, every sequence constantly repeated. Yet no one hears it as a steady
train, the listener can impose a rhythmic pattern of his own choosing,
Two different listeners can be exposed to exactly the same train of acoustic
pulses, yet hear them in entirely different patterns this can be seen as each
individual forming their own unique compositions in their minds as they listen, The consequence of imposing a rhythmic organisation is to make some buzzes sound louder than others and to make some intervals seem longer than others although such impressions are an illusion, unwittingly one is projecting themselves into their perception of the environment.
Within psychologiacl testing for pattern perception it is usual to use
metronomic sounds of equal spacing volume and pitch, we have attempted to use
four overlaid sequences to find out if the listener will respond differently
to the sequence of sounds. It has been said that pattern finding is the
occupation of science and pattern making the occupation of art.
Pattern may be defined as any sequence of events in time, distinguishable
from or comparable with another sequence or set. The first significant
attribute of a pattern is that you can remember it, and compare it with
another pattern . This is what distinguishes it from random events or chaos.