This instrument was created as part of our latest dance spectacle Absorbe-moi
The starting idea was to create an instrument dealing with sound synthesis
and reacting directly with the movement of the 2 dancers. Their movement
is tracked live and analyzed by another computer, then the main characteristics
of it (X position, Y position, Height, Width, X gravity, Y gravity,
speed and luminosity) is smoothed and transmitted as normalized data
into the synth and used (of course with some latency) to modulate any
selectable parameter of the sound in real time (external modulation
sources 1 to 8).
Inspired by some of the tools I regularly use and love (Access Virus
TI, Nord Modular G2, Native Instruments FM8 and Massive) I soon began
to build my dream synth, with all the features I wanted, some of those
only partially available in the products mentioned above.
some sound samples
on cycling'74 project page