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Visual Instrument


Use the power of randomization combined with your touch creates an endless melody. Jazz guitar virtuoso Paul Musso combined his musical knowledge with the programming and artwork of Bryan Leister to create this music-making application. Musso provided guitar recordings of chords typically used to create a melody – F#, D#, C and G. Your touch (supports up to 4 simultaneous touches) creates collisions that will trigger one of these chords. Every 3 seconds, the key is randomly changed to either A Minor, C, F or G.

The result is an amazing, soothing and endless melodic tune that you can play for hours without it repeating itself. The visuals provide an ambient backdrop to help you play. The capsules represent your touch, each moving dot is a physics-enable ball that contains a note. Hit a ball, and the note plays. If the ball hits the edges of the screen, the collision also triggers the note.

An experiment in music theory that was produced for an exhibition in Denver using motion tracking. Now available as a touch screen application.