2020 Fall

Created a novel instrument for playing ambient music, which brings comfort and relaxation. I use water as an element to create a feeling of pure, and also adds fun to the experience of playing with this instrument. Programmed with Pure Data.

A short clip of I playing this instrument. I control the ambient music by streching the strings which are made from strech sensor and tapping the water to play notes.

In this project, I used Arduino with Pure Data to translate data from sensers to music. Each string is programmed with different tones in Pure Data, the sensors catch subtle changes and send real-time data to Pure Data which controls the on/off, the pitch and the tempo of the tones.
Prototype during test

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