Drawing Music-An interactive project by Yuval Gerstein

This project aims to bring drawing and music a step further and introduce the connection between the two arts in an interactive and intuitive way. It is simple and easy to use. Just grab a piece of blank paper and start drawing away with the three colors provided. The music will start interacting with the drawing in exciting unpredictable ways. When you’re done with your masterpiece you can leave it and listen to what you created or, you could remove the page and the music would fade out, ready for a new drawing to begin. No two drawings produce the same musical output. Random processes were used to create different sounds and the user can not predict which color would trigger which sounds. The only thing clear is that the more colors you use, the more the music gets richer. The drawing surface is on a revolving plate so the user can rotate the drawing for different musical results. This project was made by Yuval Gerstein as part of an MA program in creative practice (2010-11) at Goldsmiths college in London, UK.

How did this project use Max?

Max/MSP/Jitter was used to devise 100% of this project. Everything is inside the max environment with the exception of the samples which were recorded in Logic pro.

January 20, 2012 | 10:31 am

This is incredible, is there a limit to the variation of colours that it can detect? Could you share some of the patches?

January 21, 2012 | 2:23 am

Thanks, There is basically no limit to the number of colors, but it’s better to keep it with a small number of colors. Thanks for your support!

December 4, 2012 | 5:24 am

oh fab and brill

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