Transforming Space, Sound, and the City Through Skateboarding
Mounted underneath the skateboard is an interface which transmits data wirelessly to a laptop computer. Physical actions are detected using three sensors connected to the interface. Acceleration, turns and vibration are monitored by a photoresistor, a flex sensor and piezo sensor respectively. Using the MIDI protocol, the sensor data is transferred to a software program enabling the skateboarder to control and modify sounds directly from the skateboard.
An acoustical map of urban environment – Tricks and movements generate real-time sounds allowing the skateboarder to composes his/her soundtrack of the city. Furthermore, combining tricks and movements result in unique and often unexpected musical compositions. Used in conjunction with ramps, obstacles, ledges and other architectural elements that make up the skateboarder’s universe, Musique Concrete provides the listener with a sonic imprint of the urban environment.
Via: Make Magazine