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.
Wednesday, 30. October – Friday, 13. December 2013