8 Ropes is an audiovisual interactive installation and instrument at the crossroads of architecture, music and new digital tools.
8 Ropes uses travelling waves on ropes to create a tangible link between performer's gesture and sound.
The physical impulsions are created by the performers at one end of the rope and travel through the space in a visible wave until they reach an amplitude sensor at the other end of the rope. The amplitudes are send from Arduino to Max Msp, which is linked to Ableton Live to trigger sound samples.
8 Ropes was designed and build in January 2018 at the Interactive Architecture Lab, M.Arch Design for Performance and Interaction at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.