Ben and I spent time considering and working with the architectural aspects of the space, to create our sound.
As well as adapting the frequencies and tones to experiment with what was successful considering their physical effects, we were able to discover that two outputs of sound were not sufficient enough for this effect of immersion we were aiming for, as the scent being dispersed into the space and surrounding the viewer, we wanted the sound to take similar form so they are both able to resonate around the audience.
Placing speakers at different heights, at selected parts of the room, carried the sound to it's full potential. It also allowed us to discover that nearer to the ground was the most affective area in which to receive full qualities of the sound, thus providing the spectator with an area to sit within the duration of the piece.
Experimentation with the adapting the notes of sound (still basing it on Septimus Piesse's theory) lead to the adaptation of the oils used for the scent.
Peppermint and Rosemary were too similar in odor, and sound, so to add greater variation to the sound we replaced Rosemary with ginger.
The formula for the perfume now stands as :
- Sweet Orange Oil
- Ylang Ylang