How might we create a captivating, interactive, and music related experience for all kinds of visitors at the Guitar Museum?
2 weeks | Guitars - The Museum | Umeå Institute of Design | Individual
What if music was elegant. Poetic. Lightweight and unexpectable. What if you were the source? You, as a conductor, could produce the music. What if your hand gestures could produce those notes? Those notes aren't the usual ones. They invite to your imagination to play, to embrace the unexpected, to watch them fly away. They are musical birds.
"Musical Birds" in an interactive musical installation concept that invites people to be conductors, to play and set music free. Music notes / birds are produced by using hand gestures (using Kinect motion detection). The amount of birds and the sounds they generate depend on how long you keep pointing / moving your hands and which direction. Depending where on staff birds land, they create the associated notes. This way making it a playful, unexpected and poetic piece of interaction.
Guitars - The Museum is the largest guitar collection in the world, opened in Umeå in 2014 February 1st.