Aesthetically and sonically based on meditative singing bowls, this instrument responds to proximity and capacitive touch data to create sonorous resonating tones when played. The tonal characteristics of each bowl morph the longer they’re sustained for in order to mimic the physical attributes of a resonating singing bowl. Diffused LEDs light up underneath each bowl to create an all round engrossing experience for the player.
‘Kinetic Tones’, is an installation that combines open source software and hardware, microphones and re-purposed newtons cradles and marble runs to create music.
As a marble goes down the run it passes a series of trigger points, each trigger point can correspond to an individual note or generate a random note. In random mode the installation will create generated melodies and rhythms when multiple marbles go down the run at once.