m-ball is a free-play, interactive musical instrument for both children and adults. Presented as a ball and accompanied by artists, participants are invited to interact and play m-ball together to create evolving soundscapes.
m-ball’s focus is on cooperative music making. Designed as an accessible musical instrument, m-ball is a soft, colourful ball with wireless motion sensors hidden inside, which transmit data triggered by the movement of the ball. This motion sensor data, created by participants, is translated into music by custom-designed software in real time, before being amplified by the surrounding sound system for audiences. As it is able to be played by many at the same time, m-ball encourages participants to explore, discover, observe and share in the relationships between movement, music and sound.
Custom software built with : Supercollider, OSC and iOS/OSX Platforms