Thomas Royal

Composer | Pianist | Technologist

Music Interface Demos


Three Fragments on Water and Light - Controllers

December 11, 2007

Here are some arduino based instruments I made. These instruments were made for a piece called "Three Fragments on Water and Light." These instruments reflect aspects of nature that serve not to be natural, but to input into a process that is virtual, driven by the computer. Cognitive dissonance is created by the inappropriateness of the materials of the instrument to the sounds they create.

The piece was a logistical nightmare to perform, but was nonetheless fun to try.