Interactive Augmented Gamelan

by Charles Matthews on July 28, 2016, no comments

This interactive version of the Augmented Gamelan setup was presented at Hackoustic Festival in July 2016.

Using a special version of Pipilan (software developed in Max/MSP for composing with gamelan and electronics), visitors were invited to write in sequences to be elaborated upon by a virtual ensemble. The sequences were translated into sound and light through a set of gamelan instruments equipped with transducers.

Pipilan has previously been presented as an installation in EPARM at MUMUTH in 2015. This was the first time the software had been used to control the instruments beyond Augmented Gamelan ensemble performances.