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Musical Chairs

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Take a seat and create a beat. Each chair triggers its own musical layer and LED under-glow. The more chairs occupied, the more musical layers will sound in unison.

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       MUSICAL CHAIRS is an audience-activated interactive art installation which allows the participant/s to manipulate musical instrumentation ‘live’!

For all ages. It engages and inspires interest in music, new technology, performance and spontaneity.

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      Through the language of music and          with the help of sensor technology, participants challenge their musical compositional creativity by engaging first-hand with the art installation as well as with their fellow ‘performers’. The technology allows human interaction to trigger audio loops, one-shot audio samples and LED under-glow lighting. This enables the musically challenged to enjoy the process as much as a skilled musician. 

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       The installation provides variation in          sounds and music. Each day a new set of music and sound designs are assigned to the chairs from pre-programmed music production. One group may orchestrate a reggae groove, another group may perform their rock piece. This brings a fresh experience and perspective to the installation regardless of how many times a participant visits.

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      Musical chairs has gone                 through several iterations in design and technology: From hopscotch tile triggers to marimba lookalikes to audio piezo contact microphones to electronic capacitive touch sensors. With fine tweaks along the way, prototypes turned into a finely tuned audience-activated installation that appeals to all.


Festivals | Corporate events/parties | Weddings | Council public art installations

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