We are developing a portable interactive musical installation called the Whimsichord. This device will react to the movement

and touch of “movicians” responding with sound.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Module Mock Up

Monday, March 28, 2011

Movician Workshop 2


Pics from another Movician Workshop with dancers Hollie Miller and Hannah Buckley. Character mapping was developed through movement and brainstorming...

Dog Leash Prototype

video

Retractable dog leash with rotary encoder attached. Mapped directly to parameters on a simple synthesiser

10) Holster

Pics from Body Mapping Workshop with Hollie Miller


We paid a visit to Mile End climbing wall. The modular climbing holds, clips, ropes and holsters are inspiring the structure and aesthetic of the instrument....

Visit to Mile End Climbing Wall...

We paid a visit to Mile End climbing wall. The modular climbing holds, clips, ropes and holsters are inspiring the structure and aesthetic of the instrument....

Storefront Inspiration

5) Movement Maps

hannah buckley 'quiet genius' character

We decided from the outset to develop the musical interface through a series of co-creative movement workshops with dancers. Each retractable module that made up the instrument would be created around a character, which would define its sound, shape and behaviour. 10 characters were devised and dancers Holly Miller and Hanna Buckley, responded to them through movement.


process of developing movement and character maps

We then gathered the both dancers responses to the workshop, and took note of our own observations, and created a personality maps for each character. These maps where used by Dave to start creating sound pallets that would begin to define the personalities in intricate detail.


Hollie Miller responding to 'inept' character