Musique Concrete: Transforming space, sound, and the city through skateboarding
Wow, when you do tricks on a skateboard it composes music in the city you’re in making an urban soundtrack…
“Musique Concrete is an interactive performance piece which explores sound and the urban landscape through the physical movements on a skateboard. The result is a musical composition which transforms the skateboarder into a composer. It aims to provide an audience of all ages with a stimulating experience of new media, skateboarding, the city and sound.
Mounted underneath the skateboard is an interface which transmits data wirelessly to a laptop computer. Physical actions are detected using three sensors connected to the interface. Acceleration, turns and vibration are monitored by a photoresistor, a flex sensor and piezo sensor respectively. Using the MIDI protocol, the sensor data is transferred to a software program enabling the skateboarder to control and modify sounds directly from the skateboard.” [via] – Link.
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