If you made a Venn diagram and labeled one side “synth goddesses of the world” and the other side “awesome new electronic instruments”, Jo Hamilton would be right there in the intersection, demonstrating the AirPiano.
The AirPiano’s array of sensors create a virtual matrix of keys and faders in the air above it. Each of the eight sensors can provide 3 keys or alternatively one vertical control fader. LED feedback confirms user actions and assures easy interaction and control. Custom software allows creative MIDI mapping as well as the assignment of Open Sound Control (OSC) messages.
Omer Yosha’s AirPiano is a new musical interface which lets you play and control software instruments by moving your hands in the air.
Here’s Hamilton’s A New Instrument:
The AirPiano is currently in development. Hamilton was the first to get her hands on an AirPiano prototype, and she is helping to guide the development of this new instrument through her feedback.