Message Drone No.1 - Shangyang Yu

Presented during the IRCAM Forum Workshops 2023 in Paris.

Message Drone No.1 is a multi-channel spatial sound installation. I sampled a series of message notification sounds in my mobile phone, tablet and other electronic devices. and slows down all these notification sounds by 100 times. Through program control, the processed sounds will play continuously and randomly from different channel speaks, forming a massive drone of messages.


Through this project, I reproduces the information overload situation we face in our daily life under the development of information and communication technologies. At the same time, through slowed down and listening to these message notification sounds, the act itself constitutes a resistance to the culture of speed in the accelerate society.