Music controlled by floating Balls

10.10.2011 Misc Music #Flying

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Schönes Projekt von Richard Harvey und Keivor Stainer, die ein Dings gebaut haben, das mit auf Luftkissen schwebenden Bällen funktioniert und per iPhone gesteuert wird.

'floating orchestra' by london-based poietic studio (richard harvey and keivor stainer) is an unconventional electronic instrument controlled by iPhone. the orchestra is composed of levitating balls whose physical height determines their volume. although the studio intends that future renditions of the project are controlled via gestures, in the current model an iPhone application permits users to adjust the sounds and height and angle of the raising balls.

the project uses a lightuino microcontroller, linked to a max msp application, to vary the power transmitted to each of 19 air compressors. the iPhone application feeds data to the controller via wifi.

poietic studio: floating orchestra