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REBOOT:music exhibition

REBOOT:music

Exhibition of Digital Music Exploration

This exhibition closed on August 17, 2014
Free With Museum Admission
Appropriate for All Ages
 
Unleash your inner music-maker at The Tech’s new exhibition, here for a limited engagement March 7 – August 17, 2014. Explore what it means to make music in the digital age. Interact, and inspire your creative spirit with the help of more than a dozen imaginative new musical instruments. 
 

Exhibition Highlights 

  • 16 installations by renowned artists that allow you to collaborate and explore the boundaries of music making.
  • Red Hot and Sympathetic Resonance, two large-scale, electro-acoustic experiences bring a technological twist to familiar acoustic instruments.
  • The multi-player ConnecTable invites spontaneous jam sessions with friends and strangers alike – no rehearsal necessary!
  • The Space Palette puts futuristic soundscapes at participants’ fingertips – literally. 
  • Stepping Tones’ immersive projection mapped environment lets participants create and visualize beats by hand.
  • The Laser Harp Alembic surrounds visitors with an orchestra of sounds, each just a pluck of the air away.
  • …and many more. 
 
In addition to the installations, the museum will host talks and workshops from artists, musicians, instrument builders, and creative tech luminaries to provide opportunities for deeper exploration and hands-on learning. And, for guests over 21, two evening concert events will bring together the best cutting-edge live music performers from all over the world. Learn more about the closing party concert.
 
Workshops and performances require separate fee.

Exhibits

Space Palette (2014) is a musical and graphical instrument controlled by gesture. Gently move your hands through the holes in the palette to...
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Red Hot (2013) is equal parts robotic player piano and kinetic sculpture. Perform a conductor’s gesture in front of the motion sensor to...
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The Sonic Wishing Well (2014) invites visitors to dive into the mysterious depths of the wishing well and eavesdrop on past wishes. Enter the...
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Green Apples (2006) is an electroacoustic instrument that reveals how big sounds can spring from small places. Gently pluck the metal coils...
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The Minimasher (2010) is a multiplayer electronic instrument or “jambox.” Grab a couple friends—or make some new ones!—and jam out on three...
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ConnecTable (2013) is a multiplayer electronic instrument or “jambox.” Tap on the keyboards to play sounds and slide your fingers along the...
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Patatap (2014) is a portable canvas for animation and sound. Tap and swipe the screen to create beats, melodies, and wall-size projected...
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The Laser Harp Alembic (2010) turns light into an instrument. Touch, hold, pluck, or dance through the 72 individual laser beams to trigger...
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Seaquence (2009) is an experiment in musical composition based on 16x16 step-sequencers visualized as swimming life forms. The unique sound...
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CUEBIT (2014) is a multiplayer audio and visual mixer. Flip and place the colored cubes to trigger up to six different audio/video clips per...
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Stepping Tones (2014) is a multiplayer instrument for creating and exploring musical loops and patterns. Hit a drum pad to trigger a sound and...
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Arpeggionome (2013) is an expressive instrument that invites individuals to playfully explore the arpeggio*. Experiment with the buttons and...
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John Brian Kirby, Rich DDT
Microphones, deconstructed consumer MIDI controllers, television, computer, Ableton Live software...
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John Brian Kirby, Rich DDT
Modified consumer DJ controller, computer, television, Serato DJ + custom software, laser etched...
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Ka-Ping Yee, Benjamin James
1250 Total Control Lighting LED pixels, Kinect 3D camera, Beaglebone microcontroller, computer,...
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Joshua Kirsch
African padauk, birch veneer plywood, aluminum, yarn mallets, rotary solenoids, brass, wires, magnets, boot lace,...
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