Draw & drag future instruments
DETAILS OF THE WORK
ULTRA SO SESSION Prize
This AR music application can recognize symbols drawn in space and summon the corresponding "Kinmiraigakki" (fancy future sound instruments).
While pressing the icon in the center of the screen, you can draw a trajectory by moving your phone.
The symbol is recognized from the angle and length of the trajectory, and the corresponding Kinmiraigakki is generated.
Currently, the following three types of symbols can be recognized.
0 "circle" = Observer (drum)
/ "Straight line" = HUSHI (stringed instrument)
⚡️ "Zigzag (lightning shape)" = Blitz Valve (spark sound)
The summoned Kinmiraigakki can be sounded by touch or by directly hitting it with your phone.
The size of the symbol you draw changes the size of the summoned Kinmiraigakki and the pitch of the sound.
The generated Kinmiraigakki can also be moved by touching it on the screen.
We believe that through the use of AR, the world that can be viewed from anyone's point of view, thought of as the space of ideas before materialization.
We create various instruments and devices by first modeling and designing (i.e., immaterial creation) with 3D CAD and then constructing them in the real world. We feel the ideation already exists before it is completed in the real world.
In order to touch the root of the idea, we wanted to play the original CG model directly.
And even though it is an XR expression, it is produced with the desire to create active physical movement and performance of the user.
FANCY Future Instruments ltd.
Kinmirai Gakki (Fancy Future Instruments) is an art project centered around the themes of space and time as well as musical instruments.
Combining elements from multiple fields such as mechatronics, science, and physical research, we will develop entirely new musical instruments, Kinmirai Gakki, to give back to everyone.
The developed works will be used in media art exhibitions, live performances, workshops, sales, and so on, where the characters have a world view based on the theme of space and time.
By pursuing new musical expressions using Kinmirai Gakki, we will introduce difficult technologies in the context of entertainment.
In 2021, we started a live project with the production of the "TIME⇆MACHINE series" of automatic musical instruments. We held two concerts in Japan, one of which received an award. In the future, instruments will be updated as "autonomous playing instruments that mimic pseudo-life.