Computer Orchestra

Infos

Description

Computer Orchestra is an interactive installation consisting of multiple computers. Close to a configuration of a classical orchestra, it proposes a new approach to music by allowing the user to conduct his/her own orchestra.

Movements of his/her hands are recognized accurately with a Kinect motion controller connected to a central computer. It will then give instructions to a multitude of musician screens. Screen-musicians then not only send sounds back to the conductor but also produce visual feedback.

Date

2013

Case study

The installation was created in collaboration with Simon de Diesbach and Jonas Lacôte during a workshop given at Ecal by Andreas Gysin on music and networks.

Since then, the project evolved multiples times with other collaborators like Mathieu Minguet.

Music sets have been created by Brian Bendahan/ShiverLand Productions and Gwenaël Magnenat/Isolated Lines.

Software

Processing / SimpleOpenNi / Ableton Live

Hardware / Material

10-12 computers / Tripods / Kinect

Exhibitions

27.03.2017
Digital Switzerland

Computer Orchestra at Digital Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland


11.02.2016
TEDx Place des Nations

Computer Orchestra at TEDxPlacesDesNations, Geneva, Switzerland


09.01.2016—30.01.2016
Festival RC4, Oi Futuro Ipanema

Computer Orchestra at Festival RC4, Oi Futuro Ipanema, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


03.09.2015
Jabra Brand

Computer Orchestra at Singapour

Press

10.03.2014
Wired.com

”Watch a computer orchestra you conduct by waving your hands”. About our project Computer Orchestra