‘the computer orchestra’ by simon de diesbach + jonas lacôte + laura perrenoud




the ‘computer orchestra’ by ECAL students simon de diesbach, jonas lacôte and laura perrenoud is a crowdsourcing platform that allows users to create and conduct their own orchestra. they can choose to upload their own music or download samples to integrate into their formation. with a simple interface, they assign the chosen samples to each post and can also arrange detection zones, that allow them to order the ‘musicians’ to play, using various gestures. once their orchestra is configured, they can direct it with the movements of their body. the integration of a kinect system detects the director’s movements and transmits the data to processing via the SimpleOpenNI library. the program then sends a signal to the corresponding computers via WiFi, playing the assigned samples and generate a visual derived from the outgoing sound. this way, the ‘musician-screen’ not only sends sound back to the director, but also gives visual feedback.



ECAL: a gestural + interactive computer orchestra

using various gestures and computers, users can direct their own orchestra using a kinect system



‘the computer orchestra’
video courtesy computer-orchestra