The interactive musical wall

Interactive audiovisual installation, 2011

I developed the audio programming of this installation during my internship at Moment factory, a Montreal based company known for its interactive large scale multimedia installations.

The intention was to develop a multi-touch musical wall to allow several players to really play and compose music, even without musical knowledge.

A laser scanner detects the position of the hand of users and sends it to a computer. Algorithms analyse the movements of user(s) and translate them in real time visually (lines and shapes) and musically (melody and chord).
The notes played depend of the others notes played at the same time, of the position of the hands, of the speed, the angle and the velocity of the movement.
When a player drawn a melody, he can replay it, move it to have highest or lowest notes, harmonized it with others line or chord.
Playing with this wall is physically and mentally very intuitive, and everybody can easily compose very nice music.

Audio : Adrien Garcia
Visual : Edouard Lanctôt-Benoit

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