by nu desine
Can we create a new electronic musical instrument that allows players to programme and trigger sounds through the use of sensors and smart materials, to offer a new type of performance experience?
AlphaSphere is an electronic musical instrument with a tactile, sensory interface that offers a new way of interacting and performing with digital sound and media.
Development of the instrument's tactile sensor-based interface was the initial focus of the project. This included researching the most appropriate and effective technologies to be integrated into the design, to expand and enrich the experience of playing the instrument. By exploring smart materials, pervasive technologies and interaction design, nu desine developed the first AlphaSphere prototype: www.alphasphere.com