Creating unprecedented performances.
MOTION SONIC PROJECT exhibited in SXSW 2017!
The s**t kingz gave a live performance using the experimental ver.5.0 device at SXSW, one of the world's largest events conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals held in Austin, US. Many visitors were also able to experience the device at our booth.
A variety of professionals tried out making new performances.
Collaborations between the experimental ver.4.0 device and dancers/ performers from several genres.With each session we customized sensing and sound expression using their characteristic movements. Each unique artist posed a new challenge for us.
Experiments aiming to create new dance performances by making sound through movement.
We tried a new dance performance with the s**t kingz using the experimental ver.4.0 device which has more accurate sensors. Instead of dancing to music, we explored new possibilities for dance by creating sound through dance movements.
Exploring the possibilities of playing music through body motion.
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 Ver.3.0 Device Trial Event
We opened to public to try out the experimental ver.3.0 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.
Prototyping to achieve synchronization of sound and physical sensation.
Using the experimental ver.2.0 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 Performance Team, s**t kingz
Worldwide performing artist, s**t kingz, were asked to test the ver.1.0 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.