You too can make music!
This illuminated interactive musical sculpture allows everyone to make music. Designed by Illumaphonium, the clever technology of this piece with its pre-programmed pentatonic scale means that you never play a duff note. Enjoy making music on your own or with friends, or play a duet with the installation itself.
The ‘Halos’ detect and respond to the audience’s interactions. Each of the Halo towers is in itself a fully functional digital musical instrument, with each corresponding to a note in a pentatonic scale. The closer someone gets the brighter the Halos glow and the more they hum, while direct touch will excite a clear note and a faster visual response. The overall effect is an evolving and ever-changing sonic and visual landscape that is both soothing and captivating, bringing people together again.
Illumaphonium create fully participatory sonic light-art designed to be experienced rather than simply observed. Although highly technical in nature, their work is never directed by the technology itself. Instead illumaphonium ask the question ‘what will be the social function of this artwork?’. Their answer being ‘togetherness and collaboration’ – something we as humankind need; now more than ever.
Illumaphonium by Illumaphonium featured as part of the programme at Lumiere Durham 2017 and Lumiere London 2018.