Most Inspiring Use Cases
The installation gives anyone, regardless of musical training or not, the ability to both express musicality and control a stage with their voice in real-time. The user´s voice charges light into lamps; the more words, the more light, and eventually, the more music; suggesting perhaps there is music in how we speak. The light and sound are faithful to the user´s recording; short recordings generate rapid notes and light ripples, and long recordings produce beautiful symphonies matching a firefly waltz. One of the more poetic uses of the piece happens after the initial light burst. Every time a user interacts with the piece, their sound sample is recorded in MIDI, building a MIDI library of previous interactions. No actual mp3 sound sample is stored, only the “musicalized” MIDI voices of previous users. When the installation is not in use, the stored “musified” voices are played to lure further contact, essentially making music from the memory of an audience, and creating a continuously evolving soundscape that lights up the dark, one lamp at a time, with one audience memory at a time.