This Massive Art Installation Is A Playable Instrument
In this video from Andy Arkley, we get a glimpse of FINGER POWER!, an interactive musical art piece created by Seattle, WA based art collective, LET’S. Each sculpture allows a different type of interaction with the user, and functions solely from user input.
Arkley, one third of LET’S in addition to Peter Lynch and Courtney Barnebey, discusses the overall function of FINGER POWER! with Vice, stating:
The idea is to sort of simulate the experience or feeling of playing music as a band,” he adds. “If there are 12 people playing, each person can control one element like a bass drum, a snare, a melody, or sound effect […]
Something that’s really cool about the installation is that its designed to let anyone be able to play it. The audio-to-visual synchronization is set up in eighth notes, and each trigger takes place on the next eighth note. Therefore, it is impossible for a user to make a mistake or be off time, nor notice it if they are.