19 November 2006


any moving car
down to a set of graphs

variables changing over time

left/right turn
smooth/bumpy ride
engine speed/roughness
fuel supply
exhaust temperature
buffeting from side winds
brakepad friction

instead of designing in
maximal silence

design in
acoustic expressiveness

so each of these graphs
contributes a harmonious
musical motif

implemented not digitally
but mechanically

bumpiness for drumming
(gas tank as drumhead?)

brakepads like strings

airspeed for woodwinds

acceleration piano

not so loudly
that it's obnoxious

just loud enough
to express
the car's personality