Collecting five more audiovisual instruments similar to “colour organs”.
Check the first and second post on this category.
[pic. CLAVILUX 2000, Jonad F. Heuer / PIANO AS MEDIA IMAGE, Toshio Iwai
LUMINESCENT GRAND, William Jerome]
"The Clavilux 2000 is an interactive instrument for generative music visualization, which is able to generate a live visualization of any music played on a digital piano. The setting of the installation consists of three parts: A digital piano with 88 keys and midi output, a computer running a vvvv patch and a vertical projection above the keyboard. "
By Jonad Friedemann Heuer, 2009. More info here.
The original Clavilux by Thomas Wilfred was feature in the first post of “Colour Organ”.
PIANO, AS MEDIA IMAGE
"Here the user, seated at the piano, triggers a flow of images that depress the piano’s keys; a consequence of this action releases yet another flight of images. The resulting interactive installation synthesizes two different aesthetics: sounds (simple melodies), images and a mechanical object (the piano) with digital media. A projected score and computer-generated imagery transform the piano into image media, hence the work’s name." (Leonardo v.34, 2001)
Below a video documenting the function of interface ( video with bad quality).
By Toshio Iwai, 1995. More info here.
Two years later (1997), Toshio Iwai made an collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto and both created a live performance called “Music Plays Images x Images Play Music” where they used Iwai’s device to play and interact with sound and visual imaginary on stage.
More info on “Music Plays Images x Images Play Music” here.
UN SOSPIRO WITH SERENA HAN
"Instrument for live performance on piano and lights."
MIDI data from the digital piano controls real-time LED visuals based on a particle system with springy underdamped physics. Keys to the left of a division on the keyboard produce sinusoidal low-frequency oscillations that modify the behavior of all particles, while other keys emit new particles following an intuitive mapping between pitch, color, and angle.”
"The chaotic combination of the particle emitters, oscillators, and physics can produce complex and nuanced visuals that are completely under control of the performer. After learning the instrument, a performer may intonate emotion into light and sound simultaneously."
By Micah Scott and Serena Han, 2014. More info here.
"Using MIDI to communicate with the Arduino chip, we assigned each note in one octave its own colour and repeat this in every octave.
The light board is designed with 88 rows of lights representing strings so that each note can be assigned a row of lights”
By William Jerome. More info here.
FORM GIVING PIANO
"The sound Imagined from form. The movements and shapes created from sound. I sought not only logical images controlled by the program but also a more pleasant feeling sympathy."
By Ryu Matsuyama and HAKUSHI, 2013.