MONARCH is an idiophonic butterfly-shaped physical synth. Comprised of 38 magnetically-tunable oscillators, 4 kalimba elements, 6 strings, 2 removable steel picks, and a playable reverb spring. Contact mic'd internally with a transducer, it combines the ability to play as a picked/plucked instrument as well as percussively.
Designed alongside the pictured 3-scene visualizer, the instrument and real-time digital interpretative computer graphics together comprise an interactive gallery exhibit.
This demo video is an exploration by POLLY BEATS and ELECTRO JOHNNY.