Body, hand tracking (leap & depth cameras)

Lingering Traces

Music interface, Multi-colored LEDs, and Push button pots, OH MY!

Thesis Paper

Rhythmsynthesis

Click the above link to download a pdf of the thesis paper.

Installation Photos

Rhythmsynthesis installation description

Rhythmsynthesis is an installation which analyzes, amplifies, and synthesizes the sounds of everyday interactions with space. The installation consists of a series of (rubber and glass) objects which are attached to different elements of the building: railings, doors, elevators, etc. These inhabitants pick-up sounds of physical interactions – turning the building itself into an instrument to be played with. While the building becomes a musical instrument, a more elaborate digital processing generates a background melody of harmonic resonances and real-time sound sampling. This results in a composition synthesized from the physical and social interactions occurring within the installation space – either gallery or public space.

Rhythmsynthesis Event Booklet

Click the image below to download a pdf of the event booklet.

Sound Samples From Inhabitants

Installation Sound Samples

While I am putting together a video from the installation, here are a few audio samples.
These samples are just of the synthesis in MaxMSP taken straight from the computer

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Site Visit + Audio Synthesis

Here is an image of my latest site visit. I got a chance to attach a prototype and listen to how it sounded in the space. Overall I was satisfied: “quiet” sounds become really loud and very noticable, although loud sounds (such as the elevator ring) were indistinguishable from the source of the sound itself. This is something I am just dealing with as of now until I get better amplifiers or other ideas to increase volume.

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