m-ball is a free-play, interactive, musical instrument for both children and adults. Presented as a large inflatable ball and accompanied by live performers, participants are invited to interact and play m-ball together to create evolving soundscapes. m-ball encourages us to explore, discover, observe and share in the relationships between movement, music, play and sound.
Using motion and audio sensors, data is sent over WIFI to be processed and transformed into musical phrases. Custom software was designed to process data as streams and triggers, wireless device software for sending data and a gesture recording tool for capturing video and all the data. Using capture video of play, interactive composing can be done using this ‘virtual’ setup.