Mike Challis – ‘Conductable’

Tags: electronics music

Mike Challis Ed Perkins with Model and Special Effects Programme, University of Hertfordshire

Conductable is a multiplayer musical interface that uses ultrasonic sensors as well as knobs and buttons to allow players to control their part of the instrument. It takes the form of a pentagonal console with a Conductor and Player stations 1 to 4. These stations reflect broadly the sections of the orchestra but also high to low frequency. The installation can be used as a solo but is best used as a multiplayer instrument.

It was built for Aldeburgh Music as part of the Exchanging Worlds project which in turn was part of the Aldeburgh World Orchestra, part of the cultural olympiad for 2012.