Glitchy Square

… Starting from a basic circuit using Arduino, the artist made some circuit bendings, adding some components and testing various ways of connection among them. The result is as audiovisual instrument where audio and image feedback themselves, generating unusual sounds and animations. As the instrument is connected to an analog TV, sound output generates different types of noise according to the programmed animation and to the size of the shapes on screen. Sound interferes in the image as each audio pulse also goes to the video output, changing what is displayed on the screen. … … The circuit was inserted…

sea songs

… interactive installation … sea songs is an installation that will be played by the sea according to the movement of the waves. these movements will be captured by sensors that will move the instrument arcs according to the intensity of water that covers them. as the arcs move and meet each other in the same rotation axis, the small metal bars will be played, like a music box. the changes on the sensors values will produce a generative song.

drumpad

… custom interface | audio instrument … the drumpad uses cheap elements like cans and car antennas to control a audio software (ableton live). the circuit was made using an arduino board that sends data to the computer. … video sample: http://vj.1mpar.com/drum.htm … afterwards, I completed the pad with these two toys. when the button is pressed, the arms of the monkey touch each other and the sound is generated. …

gears

… custom interface | visual instrument … using wii remote as a wireless device, i developed a patch in vvvv to control tridimensional objects in real time via bluetooth. each movement in the controller changed objects parameters like rotation, speed, position, camera movement, etc. also all the wii buttons were assigned to specific functions. … in this case, the objects controlled were tridimensional textured gears. … this instrument was used on a live performance for the opening of Festival Cine BH, in Belo Horizonte, october 2008. … here there’s a video of the instrument working: http://vj.1mpar.com/engrenagens.htm …

therementos

… custom interface | audiovisual instrument … therementos is a theremin like instrument that is played moving your hands in the air, without touching it. according to the distance between the hands and the instrument it changes its pitch and volume. … the data coming from the sensors is converted into midi messages using a processing patch and the sounds are generated in Ableton Live. … watch a video here: http://vj.1mpar.com/therementos.htm …