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Space Palette

Space Palette (2014) is a musical and graphical instrument controlled by gesture. Gently move your hands through the holes in the palette to play musical notes and paint colorful visuals. Play up to four different instruments at the same time by reaching into the large palette holes, which function as three-dimensional control surfaces. Select from twelve different sets of sounds and graphics by using the small holes, which function as buttons. The Space Palette responds to three dimensions of expressive control: the depth of your hands controls the size of the graphics and the character of the sounds; the horizontal position of your hands controls the pitch of the notes; and the vertical position of your hands controls their speed

Created by Tim Thompson
Created with Cedar, walnut, Kinect 3D camera, computer.
Woodworking by Paul Sable-Snibbe. Design by Fred Lakin.