Novel Antenna-Based Controller for Musical Expression
Tune Field is a 3-dimensional tangible interface that combines and alters previously existing concepts of topographical, field sensing and capacitive touch interfaces as a method for musical expression and sound visualization. Users are invited to create experimental sound textures while modifying the topography of antennas. The interface’s touch antennas are randomly located on a box promoting exploration and discovery of gesture-to-sound relationships. This way, the interface opens space to playfully producing sound and triggering visuals; thus, converting Tune Field into a sensorial experience.
There are two ways to make a classical sculpture; by addition or subtraction, so it happens with music and sound waves. Tune Field is influenced by this idea in its physical interaction, through a series of antennas that slide along the Z axis, and the sound generated, a minimalist drone characterized by its slight harmonic variations.