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process behind MUSE
 

Inspiration

Movement produces sound

Costumes that enable users to create music by touching the wearable.

MIDI(Musical Instrument Digital Interface) plays sound when in contact with a person,conductive materials and objects

Motion Sensing traces the the artist’s performance 

MIDI Sprout allows anybody with a computer or synthesizer to attach probes to their leafy housemates and produce cosmic soundscapes.

How does body make music?

Creating music according to your own body resonance.

 

                                                         

What is body resonance?    

Everything has a frequency at which it most naturally vibrates. Each part of the body has its own resonant frequency, and these parts vibrate together to create a harmonic state of being.

Resonance is “the phenomena of amplification that occurs when the frequency of a periodically applied force is in harmonic proportion to a natural frequency of the system on which it acts.”

Resonant frequencies can change depending on the orientation of the body; i.e. a bent arm or bent knee could have a slightly different resonant frequency than its straightened counterpart.

Speculative concept

Ghungroos help to emphasise the rhythmic facet of the particular dance highlighting the complex footwork attempted by the dancers.

Helps in ankle mobility and overall balance.

Sound produced by the ghungroos also keeps the dancer in tune to the music, rhythm and tempo

Sketches

Prototypes

Materials

Electronics

Faux leather for the piping to keep the wearable shape up

Screen cloth to keep it breathable yet little stiff

Sweatproof cloth to keep the electronics safe

Foam to hold up the electronics and padding for comfort

Final wearable model with condensed electronics

Arduino Nano

LiPo Battery 3.7

Gyroscope MPU6050

Lilypad buzzer

Jumpwires

Heat shrink wires

Switch

Wearable

Flowchart

Target audience

Will help in understanding rhythm and coordination

To just really dance and not worry about missing the beat because you, yourself are creating the beat

To explore unique sounds and movements and not being constrained to existing music and dance forms

Create music through yourself

THEORY 1

 

Imagine you going through some stuff and people can recognize that you have “bad vibe”. So there is a musician who helps to tune yourself.

Music therapy?

THEORY 2

 

Removal of our predominant sense- visual and giving path to another senses hearing and equilibrium.

Biometrics in form of one’s natural frequency

Final

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