Our goal is "Complete synchronization of
physical sensation with sound".
Through the combination of microphones and
we are developing a system by precisely tracking the motion vector, speed, and fluctuation, to deliver 2 experiences: "Transforming body movement into sound" and "Controlling music through body movement".
Current experiment and
Exploring the possibilities of playing music through body motion.
We experimented with various people.
What would it be like if we added the power of sound to body movement?
To fully explore the possibilities of the experimental ver. 3.0 device, we tried many collaborations.
Workshop with s**t kingz
We had the s**t kingz workshop participants try out our experimental device.
All the dancers were very impressive! They controlled sound as they danced,
and the people around them couldn't resist and started dancing too!
Everybody seemed to have a great time!
Prototyping in which dance creates music.
This prototyping expands dance as a way for dancers to make music with their own movements,
like musicians getting together to do a jam session.
The development of musical experience that will create music from
improvisational dance is currently underway through trial and error in collaboration with the s**t kingz.
Experimental Ver3.0 Device Trial Event
We opened to public to try out the experimental ver3.0 device to test the upgraded version.
Positive responses included "Interesting!" and "Feels good!"
We also received useful feedback on ideas for
how to use the device and requests for a more compact size.
Experimenting the freedom of
together with professionals in various fields.
Starting with s**t kingz, by having them
try the new ver3.0 device,
we challenged new expression creation with
variety of professionals such as
Ballerina, Bodybuilder, Karate Fighter, and Rapper.
Prototyping to achieve synchronization
of sound and physical sensation.
Using the experimental ver2.0 device with microphones and 6-axis sensors,
s**t kingz carried out the prototyping experience.
While implementing our idea of "building interest through experience"
we pursued a closer connection between body movement and sound creation.
Using a variety of sensors to create
a range of sound outputs.
In cooperation with s**t kingz, we experimented and gathered information on methods other than
microphones and 6-axis sensors to
convert motion into sound.
However, we were preoccupied with producing sounds and as a result,
movements were limited.
This reaffirmed the importance of interaction between the free movements and sound.
Discussion with performer, s**t kingz
Worldwide performing artist, s**t kingz, were asked to test the ver1.0 device to
experiment with "transforming body movements into sound".
We received comments and their high physical skills produced impressive audio results.
This gave us a platform from which to launch the next stage of our developments.