m3 – a virtual music gate
The m3 is a virtual music gate, that sensors body movements in a space between two illuminated columns and processes the data in realtime to harmonic and rhythmic music. The normal hierarchies of reception resolve because the art arises with the interaction of its users and their different and unique behavior in the gate.
The m2 has been a sound-room, in which everyone could be a musician. For the m3, the room has been flipped open and consequently condensed – and is now a gate through which one can go or stay in between to trigger and alter music and sounds.
Anyone can shake and bend its body in the gate, dance, stand still or crawl… and listen how bodymovements become an extraordinary sound experience.
The 2-dimensional space reveals an astonishing effect, that one might be able to recognize on the following mini-clips:
The technology used bases on the instrumental research and development I’m doing for my band zeichensprecher. The main focus is thereby the harmonic control of music through intuitive and interactive realtime sensory processing.
The gate is operated by a matrix of distance sensors which triggers and alters different sounds. A Cocoa-based software processes the realtime MIDI-Events (harmonize & quantize) and routes the signals to a complex output setup of software synths and beat generators.
With different sound-presets every Exhibition becomes a new musical experience: