Christian Bannister Unleashes The SubCycle Multitouch Instrument

Christian Bannister, a musician, designer and developer located in Portland, Oregon, turned us on to his Subcycle multitouch instrument.

Here’s how he describes the Subcycle in his own words: This is part of a series of sketches exploring the potential to bridge the gap between sound visualization and musical instrument. With multi-touch interaction it is possible to manipulate multiple characteristics of a sound—visually, and simultaneously. This shift has the potential of bringing the experience of synthesizer as music instrument to a whole new place. This approach allows the performer to have a more tactile and immediate experience of the synthesizer and also creates a visual reference for the audience. In the performance of electronic music it is fairly common that the audience is alienated from the process and performance of the musician. This project hopes to create a common visual language and experience for the electronic musician and the audience by enhancing the perception of sound and music on both sides.

More information on Christian Bannister’s SubCycle project.

Author: FutureMusic

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