Part of the exhibition “tanz!” at the The Deutsche Hygiene Museum in Dresden
It’s not the music that triggers dance, but the dance that creates music!
The challenge here was to get the museum‘s visitors dancing. But music alone wasn’t enough to elicit a spontaneous groove, so we turned the tables and invented the STEPSEQUENCER, a tool to create sound and music out of human movement.
Sounds and beats are created by the STEPSEQUENCER for as long as you interact with the exhibit’s four stations: a round floor-projected “instrument” and three physical tools located to the side – one for jumping, one for twisting and one for seesawing.
The pads of the round floor projection are activated by touch. If you mark a field with your hands or feet, a sound resonates each time the rotating pointer hits the field. Depending on the marked pad’s position, different sounds arise, each of them variously combinable with others. Once the movements stop, the sounds will hush.
Concept / Design / Code:
Johannes Timpernagel, Ingolf Heinsch, Sebastian Huber, Robert Pohle – schnellebuntebilder.de
Moritz Haberkorn – morast.at/
Jan Bernstein – quadrature.co/
büroberlin – bueroberlin.net/
Prof. Dr. Axel Buether
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VVVV – vvvv.org/
Ableton Live + Max for Live – ableton.com/
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tanz! Wie wir uns und die Welt bewegen
Oktober 2013 – Juli 2014
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Rosenpictures – rosenpictures.com/