Urban Musical Game
Urban Musical Game was created for the festival Future en Seine in June 2011 by IRCAM – Centre Pompidou, the design agency NoDesign and the association Phonotonic in collaboration with the composer Andrea Cera.
The installation features balls augmented by wireless sensor technology inducing the generation of digital sounds and music tracks. Uniting music and sports, the game embraces challenges and rules of both universes. It is accompanied by animators taking over the role of game referees as well as conductors or bandleaders depending on the setup of the game. Urban Musical Game deploys advanced technology for real-time motion analysis and recognition as well as interactive sound and music rendering integrated into Max/MSP.
These video materials have been filmed during a residence at the Centquatre arts center in Paris in march 2011, inviting the Parisian audience to experiment with the current state of the project three month before the first public performance.
The project has won the first prize at the 2011 third annual Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology.