Live improvisation session with Musicreatures

Petri Myllys, Juho Laitinen, Heikki Nikula, Hannu Tauno Tapani Toivonen

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Live improvisation session with Musicreatures app on iPhone, cello, and bass clarinet. Petri Myllys (Musicreatures), Juho Laitinen (cello), and Heikki Nikula (bass clarinet). Performance at Science Forum Helsinki, Finland (Tieteen päivät) on Jan 10, 2015.
Musicreatures is an iPhone app for creating music in a simple, game-like environment. The user controls objects on the screen by tilting the phone, thereby moving the objects around and collecting new objects to make larger groups of objects. The Musicreatures app then turns information on the screen to music, based on the sizes and locations of the groups of objects. A photo taken initially by the user is used as the background image, and the sounds of objects depend on the properties of the image directly under them. By touching and holding the screen, the user enters a solo mode where there is a more distinctive, direct musical response to movements of the phone.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2015
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Computational Creativity
  • Music

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