Thomas Royal

Composer | Pianist | Technologist

Music Interface Demos


Swinging Orb

May 07, 2014

For my dissertation, I am constructing an instrument made with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino Nano powered by batteries, with an accelerometer and a mini speaker, all stuffed into a fishbowl and then roped up.

Basically, when the "orb" is swung like a pendulum, voice sounds are heard. When it is swung around the head, chime-like sounds are heard.

This is, admittedly, kind of an unintential homage to Gordon Monahan.