heometrica is a sound interface that explores the relation of ethnologic, geometric graphics and generative sound synthesis.Inspired by acupuncture, a traditional chinese medicine technique based on the insertion and manipulation of needles, this sculptural instrument is designed to control sound elements in real time by fixing specific pins into a spinning disk. Furthermore, its interface design represents an active space where geometrical constellations are being decoded into sound events.
The development of this prototype starts a research process which aims to explore the correlation between geometry, probability and synthesis sound generation, with a focus in performance.
Osacr Palou & Alexander Müller-Rakow
99 prepared needles, distance sensor, Max/MSP.
Installation: 30 October – 13 December 2013, 24/7
Showcase, UdK Berlin, Einsteinufer 43-53