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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Making Music With Sensors
From Roland Piquepaille:

This is what does a trio of Australian musicians from Canberra. The musicians of the group, named Hypersense Complex, create their digital music using sensors attached to their hands. This generates sounds through a laptop network of Apple PowerBooks running a Python script. Pretty exotic, isn't?

In "Music trio's sensors working overtime," PC World tells us more about the group and the hardware and software they designed. "The musicians load sound samples into a laptop and play them using bendable flex sensors, worn on four fingers on each hand, connected to the computer."

This overview contains more details and references about this new way to create music. You can also see the sensors on a photo of the trio rehearsing in studio.
:: posted by Donald Melanson, 1:27 PM

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