I made interactive gloves and software that records the body position with the Kinect and translates that to musical information. With this system / musical instrument I play synthesizer sounds and a virtual violin, loop my voice and other sounds, and control effects.
Components: gloves with microcomputer ESP32 and capacitive touch, Kinect, Max/MSP, Ableton Live.
Continue reading Performance “Pollution of Today”
For a while I have dreamed to be able to play the cello. What a beautiful instrument. I searched for classes, but ended up not taking them because I didn’t have the money, time, and energy for it. I wanted to focus fully on performing, singing and composition. But this wish, and my love for the timbre of the cello didn’t go away. What if I could quickly build an intuitive instrument for myself, so that I could be able to express myself with something that comes close to a cello?
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During the LIFE/FORMS workshop of Tez, Desta and I created TardiSpaces, a live installation in which micro organisms are musical performers, and together with their microscopic image create an aesthetic experience of tardigrade spaces. Isn’t it fascinating that tardigrades can survive almost everything, including being in space?
This video gives an atmospheric impression of experiments and presentations with this installation.
Continue reading TardiSpaces, hacking webcams to microscopes
This is a song that comes out of a first draft Max project in which music is randomly generated and played via Ableton instruments.
Continue reading Work in Progress: Automatic Music Generation