TREE CONCERT

 
 
In 2012 an incredible light and sound installation in Berlin had a giant chestnut tree conducting its own music! Installed by the Federal Environment and Nature Conservation (BUND) and BBDO Proximity Berlin, a series of geometric forms glowing with LED lights were arranged under the landmark tree. As the chestnuts naturally fell from above, their impact on the shapes below would activate sounds composed by Gang of Berlin and Ketchum Pleon PR.

 

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MUSCLE MUSIC

 
 
To promote the new Old Spice scent Danger Zone, Old Spice Muscleman Terry Crews does what no man has ever done before—play a drum set using nothing but his flexing muscles. In addition to watching his historically important muscle-powered performance, users also have the ability to use their keyboards to control Terry’s muscles and create and share their own muscle-powered musical creations.

 

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RHYTHMICAL POTTIES

 

 
Every year, Personal organizes a music festival: Personal Fest, that attracts more than 50,000 people in each edition. A dynamic festival, but the organiser found that there was a place forgotten by everyone that was as unpleasant as it is in all music festivals: the portable toilets. That’s why they created Rhythmical Potties. Seven toilets with an audible device that was activated only when was occupied.

 

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16 PILLARS

 

 
16 Pillars is an interactive light- and sound installation which reacts to the movements of its audience. The installation registers movements in the room and processes these with the aid of special software. Within this software the audience is walking through a virtual puddle of water which they disturb just like a pebble in a pond. The waveforms that are created by this disturbance are translated into sound and made visible by moving patterns of coloured light.

 

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ORBITER

 

 
An interactive sound environment by Vera-Maria Glahn und Marcus Wendt. The Orbiter invites visitors to reach for the stars and play their music!

 

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AUDIOCUBES

 

 
The AudioCubes are a collection of wireless intelligent light emitting objects, capable of detecting each other’s location and orientation, and user gestures, and were created by Bert Schiettecatte. They are an electronic musical instrument which is being used by electronic musicians for live performance, sound design, music composition, and creating interactive applications in max/msp, pd and C++. The AudioCubes are an example of a Tangible User Interface as well as an ambient device.

 

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BEACON: AN INTERFACE FOR SOCIO-MUSICAL INTERACTION

 

 
Beacon is a new and exciting musical instrument that produces richer expression when there are more participants. Developed by University of Tsukuba (Japan).

 

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PETER PAL | REMOTE CONTROLLED ROCKBAND

 

 

In the year of 2008, a real human rockband, called Peter Pal, was converted into a virtual remote-controlled rockband. All of the four band members are now sticking in a screen and have to play what the operator tells them. It is a little bit like the reality of music business. Hundreds of new variations of one schema are played, trying to produce a money-spinner quickly. In this installation it is the user’s task to give back freedom to Rock n’ Roll by breaking the monotony of repetition.
By combining Ableton Live and vvvv – a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development – via midi signals, an almost 40 track audio- / videosequencer is build. Every track contains an audio and a synchronized video loop. By squeezing the remote-control buttons, the user is in the position to decide which four loops (drums, bass, electric guitar and vocals) should be played simultaneously. The fact that the four instumental tracks are not synchronized urges the user to put in the chosen instrument in time and further gives him the freedom to improvise by hitting the buttons randomly.

 
Peter Pal
 

watch documentation on nakedtree.org

 

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