d.v.d live pinball sound triggered animation

In this world where everything happens at the merest touch of a button (which is not even protruding anymore) I have been hunting for more effort, more sweat when it comes to human interaction with a machine.

So I found this piece again: Tokyo based VJ and band project dvd beat away on their drum kits and launch a world of abstract Pong Style animations.

A sensor on their drum sets transmits the vibration of the drums as signals to a midi interface. Those signals are then converted into midi note numbers and the data is then sent to a visual PC that creates the animations generated in processing.

We love the labour, yet its minimalist and effective!
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