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Silent Drum by Jaime Oliver

A modified drum that uses computer vision for gestural control of music

The Silent Drum is an open or transparent drum with an elastic surface, which adapts to the shape of the hand that presses it. This surface is analyzed by a video camera and the data resulting from that analysis is used to control sound events. This instrument is open source and it is gradually being replicated.

1st prize Guthman Musical Instrument Competition 2009, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT);
First prize FILE PRIX LUX for “Silent Construction 1”;
Finalist in the Bourges Electronic Arts Competition with “Silent Construction 1”.

Below you can view a live performance of "Silent Construction" (2008-9) for the Silent Drum composed and performed by Jaime Oliver.

by Marco Donnarumma last modified 2012-02-23 11:08 PM

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