An interactive sound installation created by Guy Dowsett and Roupen Bastadjian as part of Physical Interaction Design at Aalto University, Helsinki.
Up to 5 people are tracked individually by a Kinect infrared sensor and the sounds surrounding them are triggered and manipulated by their positions and movements. They are surrounded 360 degrees by eight individually mapped speakers as well as one 'shower' speaker above.
Speech recordings, sound effects and atmospheres as well as panning, reverb and modular synthesis effects form the kaleidoscopic sounds that surround the people being tracked. This 4 mic recording had to be mixed
into two channels for this video. Best heard through headphones!
Many thanks to Valtteri Wikström and SOPI Research Group for all their invaluable assistance and sharing. Special thanks to Krepsko Theatre Group for their memorable speech improvisations.