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- by Pete
The “Book of Stamps” is a travel guide between sonic landscapes fromcities to urban cultures. The sheets of the book provide a recordingsurface and the ink stamps provide the ability to place sounds in the book.Together they act as an interactive tangible interface for a variety of time based musical tasks that form a collaborative composition by its users. When the user turns the pages to other already stamped pages, it lends him or her the impression that they are actually traveling between different places.
Quote from YouTube: BookOfStamps PageTurning
I like the simplicity of this project by Oscar Diaz and Yuri Suzuki. One pen is filled with magnetic ink and has a record head that trails the line you draw. A second pen has a play head, that can play sounds from the magnetic lines. I spotted this project on the PixelSumo blog. More information and pictures can be found on the project page: here. Video below:
Really liking the look of the MeekFM font-synth. It gives you hands on control of a fonts parameters, in a similar manner to an analogue synthesiser. The fonts also create sounds dependent on the shape, so allow audiovisual performance. Video of it’s operation below:
Great way of directly connecting with sound.
“This interactive sound installation deals with exploring the physical connection between people and technology. A tangible user interface, taking the form of a glove is worn by the participant as they are invited to interact with an analogue tape surface. As the glove comes in contact with the tape, sound is generated and can be manipulated via touch and movement.”
What What played their debut gig at Lavery’s Bunker last night. WhatWhat consists of Matthew Rodger (guitars/vocals), Matt Green (keyboard/laptop/vocals), and myself (akai-pad/keyboard/kick-pedal). What What played support for Not Squares, who were also playing their debut gig. More info on What What at myspace: http://www.myspace.com/whatwhatband