In MP3: The Meaning of a Format, Jonathan Sterne observes “that it is no accident that so many media technologies are built around spinning mechanisms” while pointing to the grooves of a vinyl record and wound-down rolls of audio tape as examples of ‘compression technology’. Cassette tapes were expedient as a medium because they compressed an album’s worth […]
Created by Marcos Alonso, Samplr lets you make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen directly with your fingers.
Created using openFrameworks, this little app Satoru Higa uses screen capture as a music sequencer. Each time app is ran, the transparent window uses the desktop as the source for sound.
The following two works Forest and Trees and Dynamics of the Subway are by Japanese artist Keita Onishi. Born in Kamakura in 1980, Keita completed postgraduate studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2006. He is interested in the representation (auditory / visual), how image and music coexist. Full screen recommended.
Scat vocalist Cab Calloway once claimed that when he walked down eighth avenue, he “saw rhythms” rather than the cityscape or bustling sidewalk. This past summer, fellow New York City explorer Brian House prototyped an elaborate workflow for sonifying a variety of biometric data generated during his daily 12 km bicycle commute from Brooklyn to […]
Created by Dennis P Paul, An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things is a “serious musical instrument” which rotates everyday things, scans their surfaces, and transforms them into audible frequencies.
Created by Andrew Nip, Ruben van de Vleuten, Malthe Borch, and Andrew Spitz, Skube is a music player that allows you to discover and share music by physically interacting with custom designed cubes which act as an interface to Last.fm and Spotify.
Created by Jonas Breme, Listen Carefully is about raising awareness about music experience and a critique of digital music consumption aiming to spark debate about how we buy and experience music today. Avoiding passive experience, custom designed pair of headphones allow users to focus by disabling the playback if the user moves thus encouraging focus and time off from other activities.
Sound Shapes is a musical game, designed by Jonathan Mak, Shaw-Han Liem and developed by Queasy Games in collaboration and contributing artists including Proud guise, Deadmau5, Jim Guthrie, Beck, Vic Ngyuen of Capy, Pyramid Attack, PixelJam and Superbrothers.
Kyle McDonald has been exploring possibilities of face tracking using FaceShift Studio, an affordable markerless facial performance capture in development since 2009 and presented presented over the years at the SIGGRAPH conference. The tutorial below show you how to connect it to other apps in realtime via OSC with FaceShiftOSC, and connect to openFrameworks via his ofxFaceShift […]
Created by Matthieu Minguet, knot (e) is a custom built device that offers a new way of using objects that we connect to our mobile devices. The prototypes, shown in the form ropes, harness themselves to revisit the new node as input data. As an extension of a conventional listening device, it allows the user to […]
Created by Ruslan Gaynutdinov, the project investigates ways sound can be visualised and how the spectator can be immersed in simple sound based geometric compositions. Sona is an experimental game for the iPad inspired by the classic “Simon game”. The universe is composed of enigmatic sound paintings that the spectator must solve through simple interactions. The […]