MOLO / PAPER MUSIC
MOST Design Week, Milan, IT / ICFF, New York, NY
Paper Music is a series of collaborative multi-sensory installations created by Parallel in collaboration with Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen, co-founders of the Canadian multidisciplinary design studio molo. For this work Parallel created a sixteen channel composition that draws from a range of musical and paper sounds to sonically activate molo's softwalls. The sound system does not use traditional speakers but instead seamlessly integrates transducers which transmit sound through the paper-like layers that make up the structure of the expandable and flexible partition walls.
Paper Music was originally exhibited during Design Week in Milan, Italy where the composition resonated within a passageway of yellow molo softwalls. Paper Music for a Blue Room was created as a second iteration of the piece at the Javits Center in New York as part of the Intenational Contemporary Furniture Fair.