An installation for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferenc Liszt. Exhibited in MÜPA (Palace of Arts, Budapest, Hungary)
A linear piano song can be listened in any chosen order by turning pages of the score. The beholder can easily follow the score while listening to the music as the projection highlights the current note’s original position on the paper. Virtual content mixed with the real one brings about several layers of meaning during the enjoyment of the piece.
The page turning interaction works with RFID sensors: passive tags are embedded into the pages of the score, while the table is equipped with receivers. Therefore the playback position can easily be adjusted based on the listener’s interaction using custom made software.
Having visualization and sound playback synched with and led by the interaction, people can follow and understand basic musical notation while observing decisions and graphical marks made by Ferenc Liszt.
The digital copy of the score was lent by the Music Department of the National Szechenyi Library.