PIANO BAR is an interactive multisensory installation that makes use of a set of "augmented glass" developed by the team AROMATORIO from the MUNTREF Center of Art and Science (National University of Tres de Febrero, Argentina).
This device consists in a wine glass with sensors that are able to detect gestures by the user.
The sensing is performed through electrodes attached to the surface of the glass, next to the edge, and connected to capacitive sensors. Using a MPU5060 type accelerometer we also collect information about the accelerations of the glass in its three spatial axes.
This information is sent by wi-fi to a Processing and a Max application where the data is analyzed and converted into information about the gestures that activates motors and transducers that can be placed inside piano or other kind of musical instruments and objects.
With PIANO BAR we propose to use this setting as an interactive sound-taste installation where the participants can taste three different kind of wines (red, white and rosé).
Each glass activates different parts of the piano producing a sound experience that matches each kind of wine with a range of sounds that enhance the characteristics of the wine and tasting experience according to the cross-modal relations discovered by our research.
We invite the participants to taste the wine, hear the sounds produced by the movements and the action of tasting, and also for musicians to participate with the piano improvising and adding sounds inspired by the taste stimulus.
For more detailed information about our work please read our last research paper “Let’s drink this song together”. (researchgate.net/profile/Bruno_Mesz/publication/320883868_Let%27s_drink_this_song_together_interactive_taste-sound_systems/links/5a02ee25a6fdcc6b7c995509/Lets-drink-this-song-together-interactive-taste-sound-systems.pdf).