Sophia Brueckner’s Touch Sensitive Musical Painting is part painting and part MIDI controller, an interactive artwork that lets you create music.
Brueckner looks beyond traditional MIDI controllers to create a musical interface that’s artistic and completely original.
Here’s what Brueckner has to say about it:
This musical painting is a graphical score that you touch to play melodies and harmonies. It incorporates visual composition, musical composition, and gestural interaction to create a new form of visual music where the composition and the instrument are combined together.
The painting itself is made with acrylic paint, conductive paint, colored pencil, and nails on a wood panel. A Teensy USB development board is used to send MIDI to generate the sound.
Brueckner has shared a tutorial on creating the Touch Sensitive Musical Painting at the Instructable site.
via Chris Stack