Created by Richard Vijgen, ‘WiFi Impressionist’ is a field installation inspired by the cityscapes of William Turner that imagines the city as an electromagnetic landscape.
Created by Adrien Kaeser at ECAL (Media and Interaction Design Unit), Weather Thingy is a custom built sound controller that uses real time climate-related events to control and modify the settings of musical instruments.
Created by Luiz Zanotello, Habitat of Recognition explores the material dimensions of digital technologies by examining the intra-active tensions between the distinction and convergence of matter.
Created by the Responsive Environments team at the MIT Media Lab, the ‘FabricKeyboard’ explores the concept of stretchable fabric “sensate media” as a musical instrument. The work is a response to the current developments of textile sensors, stretchable nature of knitted fabrics, and vast growth of new digital music instruments.
In the final week of the last year’s fall 10-week program at the School for Poetic Computation (SFPC), students presented their work in progress and its underly ideas in a public showcase. Here is a selection of projects that were presented.
Carolina is an experimental musical landscape for mobile composed of vocals, guitars, bass and mellotrons made in collaboration with music artist Kimbra for her album release, The Golden Echo
Created by Neil Mendoza, The Electric Knife Orchestra consists of sixteen knives and one meat cleaver (all purchased from the $0.99 store) that have been brought to life to perform the Bee Gee’s hit Stayin’ Alive.
Created by Mo H. Zareei, Rasper, Mutor and Rippler are a series of mechatronic sound-sculptures inspired by Brutalist architecture. The instruments are grouped into three different categories, based on the material and sound production mechanism they employ.
Hit The Beat is a physical drum machine that can play *anything*, making it possible for everyday objects to become musical instruments.
Visual instrument by Cyrill Studer and Lazar Jeremic for creating and controlling organically moving particles with a swarm behaviour.
‘MirrorFugue’ by Xiao Xiao at the MIT Media Lab explores music collaboration across space and time using a set of interfaces for piano to visualise gesture of a performance.
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