What if you could twist a piece of sound in the air? With a little knowledge of SuperCollider, you can create your own live electroacoustic music with Greap (Grain + Leap) – an experimental interactive music environment. It started as a research project to investigate the gestural manipulation of sound events, and explore the affordances of open air interfaces.
Imagine being able to reach out and tweak virtual strings with your hands to create massive waves of light and sound. Last year, my colleague Alejandro Franco and I brought that idea into reality at Mexico City’s Digital Cultural Center with Resortes – an interactive installation manipulated in real-time through the hand gestures of participants.