TOSHARE 2015 Entry Selected #6

Body Instrument II

Jean-Michel Roland (FR)

“Body Instrument II” is an artistic interactive device designed with Processing. A Kinect measures the placement of the hands of the user. Each hand controls the height of a separate instrument. When the performer doesn’t move, the spreading of his hands determines notes appearance speed. One gets easily used to this very simple device that allows to compose music with one’s body.

Jean-Michel Rolland is a French artist born in 1972. A musician and a painter for a long time, he melts his two passions – sound and image – in digital art since 2010. At the origin of each of his creations, musicality plays a role as important as image does and each one influences the other in a co-presence relationship. The result is a series of videos, performances, generative art, interactive installations and VJ sets where sound and image are so inseparable that the one without the other would lose its meaning.

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