Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
The team that brought us the powerful Reactable have put their work in turning the tangible instrument into an iPhone/iPad app. Reactable Mobile is priced at $10, which in app store world is not the norm these days, but it is a quality product for people serious with their music making. Features * Universal App […]
Last week Yuri Suzuki had his first major show open in London (KK Outlet) until the end of September. Featuring some old works and new ones, each giving a playful physical interaction with sound, such as… Colour Chaser “Colour Chaser detects and follows black line whilst it reads the colour and translate the colour RGB […]
Fine Collection of Curious Sound Objects, created by Georg Reil and Kathy Scheuring, are described as… “The arrangement includes six exceptional exhibits from the world of sounds and acoustics. At first sight looking trivial, each object incorporates a very unique ability. The magical character of each object is accompanied with a little story, almost completely […]
Hopefully you know the Reactable as they have been setting the bench-mark for tangible musical interfaces or years, with many people using their fiducial reacTivision tracking system. Now the team in Barcelona have turned their research product into a limited run portable consumer item, aimed at musicians who want to use this live, aptly named […]
“Phase is a sound generation system, bringing sound immersion, haptic response movement and visual immersion into play. The proposed musical demonstration (an interactive installation for science and technology museums, theme parks…) has two goals: firstly, to enable users to discover and learn about sound space and music, thanks to their immersion in visual, sound, and […]
I recently reported that Tenori-On will launch in the UK in various record shops & the launch event. Rupert has posted the following on the Last.fm group “Ok, wait for it: Â£599 uk pounds with free shipping… The reason they are this price is because they are almost hand made at the moment in Japan, […]
I hinted at it in the previous post, but Tenori-On, the fantastic instrument by Toshio Iwai and Yamaha, will be launching in the UK. This September, Yamaha will showcasing this brand new and visually stunning interactive live performance instrument through a selection of carefully selected record shops across the country. Tenori-On has been at many […]
With all of these new interfaces for musical expression that have been around now, I started taking a peak at the scores the players use in their performance. Whilst I am not personally involved in research in this area, I thought it might be interesting to someone out there who is (plus I’ve not see […]
If you go down to the South Bank in London this summer, outside the Royal Festival Hall is a wonderful installation titled PLAY.Orchestra. 56 plastic cubes and 3 Hotspots are laid out on a full size orchestra stage, each cube containing a light and speaker. Sit down on the cube or stand in the hotspot […]
I was watching a Siggraph 2005 video and 1 min 45 seconds in, they show an early prototype video of Tenori-On, a whole 10 seconds of it :) Possibly interesting to anyone who has been following the development. Watch here. More Tenori-On: Toshio Iwai keynote at Futuresonic, Deeper into Tenori-On.